Cadet And The Community

Learn how you form part of a much bigger picture in your community

The Army Cadet Force plays an active role in the local community. A major part of the training for any cadet is citizenship training and the topic forms part of the APC syllabus. Through participating in community projects you will build an understanding of how a community functions and the difference you can make now or in the future.

At the very basic level it may involve your attendance at the annual Festival of Remembrance Parade in your town or village.

As you gain more experience and move through the progressive training syllabus you move on to bigger and better projects which may involve helping to re-build a local children's play area, clearing rubbish from riverbanks or planting trees and visiting elderly residents in rest homes to give them company.

The community involvement element of the Army Cadet Force syllabus also sits well with the Duke of Edinburgh's Award service section. Here you can combine your community interest project to gain a pass in both areas.