A Company - Open Week

7 September 2016

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Detachments from A Company LNR Army Cadet Force are holding an Open Evening events at their detachment locations in Northampton, Daventry, Towcester & Brackley between 12th & 18th September 2016 as part of national ACF Openweek 2016.

To find your nearest detachment and opening times by entering your Postcode at the following link:  https://armycadets.com/find-a-detachment/ 

The Army Cadets is one of the UK’s biggest and best voluntary youth organisations, offering fun, friendship, action and adventure to thousands of young people (aged 12-18) and adult volunteers around the UK. In LNR ACF alone, there are 1,264 cadets and 207 adult volunteers.

A Company Open Evenings gives local people a rare chance to discover what cadets and adult volunteers actually do, to ‘have a go’ at a range of typical cadet activities and to find out how the organisation is helping young people, parents and the local community.

The Army Cadets gives young people (aged 12-18) and adult volunteers access to a wide range of challenging activities – some with a military theme, some not – that they can’t find elsewhere. The organisation’s progressive training programme provides a huge range of activities from fieldcraft, adventurous training and sports, through to music and first aid. There are also opportunities to get nationally recognised qualifications (including the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award), to go away to weekend and summer camps, and to take part in national and international expeditions and competitions.

Lieutenant Maria Walding adds: “Although the Army Cadets is sponsored by the Army it’s a youth organisation run by volunteers – men and women from all sorts of backgrounds. We aim to help young people to develop independence, confidence and the ability to step up to any challenge. We inspire young people to be good citizens and challenge them to aim high and go further in life, whatever their career plans may be.

“Right now we’re keen to recruit more cadets and adult instructors but our Open evenings are for everyone so I’d like to encourage local people to come along, take part and find out more.”

To find your nearest detachment and opening times by entering your Postcode at the following link:  https://armycadets.com/find-a-detachment/ 

For further enquiries please contact Leicestershire, Northamptonshire & Rutland Army Cadet Force on 0116 277 9701 or by emailing em-lnr-ao@rfca.org.uk