Cadets

Cadets - fun, friendship, action and adventure in Somerset

Too many young people are missing out on the challenges and adventures that could transform their lives.

Joining Somerset Army Cadets can change that. We give young people - from all walks of life - access to fun, friendship, action and adventure.

We challenge young people to learn more, do more and try more. We inspire them to aim high and go further in life, no matter what they aim to do.

Our Cadet Force Adult Volunteers (CFAV) get to know each cadet individually and offer a huge range of training, qualifications and challenges. They inspire young people to explore their limits, become more independent, confident and able to step up to any challenge.

With 37,670 cadets and 9,150 adults nationally (Official Government figures 30 May 2019), and well over 650 cadets in Somerset, Army Cadets makes a big impact on young people, parents and communities.

Cadets and adults keep telling us, "It’s the best thing I’ve ever done."

Army Cadets is one of the biggest and best clubs around. If you’re between 12 and 18 and also in at least Year 8 (or equivalent) at school, you can join. Before you know it, you’ll be having more fun and making more new friends than you ever thought possible.

FIRSTLY, HOW DO I JOIN?

Follow this link to sign up online and enter this brilliant world or hunt for a platoon (detachment) near you, pop and and chat to everyone. You'll be most welcome.

WHAT WE OFFER

Fun, friendship, action and adventure

WHAT WE DO

We inspire young people to challenge their limits, grow their abilities and go further in life

WHY WE DO IT

We want to help young people from every walk of life to unlock their talents and shape their own futures

WHY WE’RE DIFFERENT

We go further:

… in the challenges and adventures we offer

… in the development opportunities we offer

HOW WE WORK

Fun, action, structure, and working together ‘shoulder to shoulder’ sum up how we go about our business

WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT US

"It’s a life changing experience."

"Blindingly good fun - a real winner!"

"Cadets builds people to be the best version of themselves."

"My friends thought I was mad! My family said, 'Do it.'"