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  • Ed Stafford explains why he supports the ACF

    1 October 2018

    This year (2018) Ed visited one of the ACF’s summer camps, wowing cadets and adults alike with a talk on his Amazon…

  • Cadets Show How to Take a Great Selfie!

    15 October 2018

    If you’re looking to take photos that will impress, there are many ways you can create the perfect selfie. Whether it’s certain angles or a cool backdrop, there are plenty of techniques and tips on how to take a great selfie. Check out our ultimate selfie guide and see how well our cadets did when they took part in the ‘Best Cadet…

  • Positive Peer Pressure: The Influence Of Cadets

    15 June 2018

    Many parents are concerned that their son or daughter is hanging out with the wrong crowd. We all know that teenagers are easily influenced by the people they spend time with, but the good news is that this can go both ways! As much as spending time with negative friends can be a bad influence, having a strong group of positive peers…

  • How to motivate yourself to exercise

    8 June 2018

    We all know there are many health benefits of physical activity, not only for your body but also for your mind. So, why can it sometimes be so hard to motivate yourself to exercise?

    You begin the week with good intentions for your healthy agenda and it starts off well. But within a couple of days reality sets in; work gets…

  • 10 Famous Quotes about Friendship

    1 June 2018

    Friendship should be one of the things you value highly throughout your life. Relationships with others can bring memories you’ll treasure forever. To celebrate the International Day of Friendship, which will take place on 30 July 2018, we’ve drawn together a range of inspiring and motivational friendship quotes. Remind others how…

  • What to Do if Your Child is Addicted to Video Games

    1 June 2018

    Video game addiction can be as serious as other addictions. As technology develops, so does excessive gaming, and the age of those addicted to gaming is getting lower and lower. This habit can have damaging effects on the person’s life, as well as those around them. Video game obsession can be particularly detrimental to young people,…

  • How to Build Skills Employers Look For

    25 May 2018

    Thinking of employable skills for a CV is relatively simple but being able to action these skills is a different matter. Employers want you to be able to showcase your abilities and the best way to do this is with practice. Becoming an adult volunteer at the Army Cadet Force is the perfect way to apply some of the soft skills that…

  • How to Help Your Child Make Friends at School

    18 May 2018

    It’s easy to get trapped in the wonderful world of social media and new technology, but what exactly is this doing to your children’s real life social skills?

    Unfortunately, more and more teenagers and tweens are struggling to form relationships with others. It can influence the whole family if your child has no friends, so…

  • The Benefits of Volunteering with Children

    11 May 2018

    As well as transforming the lives of young people, there are many alternative benefits to volunteering with children. With busy schedules, it can be hard to find the time to volunteer but working with young people is hugely rewarding. You will also see a difference in your life too; find out why volunteering with children is so…

  • How to Keep Fit and Healthy

    4 May 2018

    It’s a fact that exercise is something we can do to keep a fit body and a healthy mind. As we age it’s important to know what to do to keep fit. You can learn how to maintain your health and fitness at home, but pursuing new hobbies is also a great idea. Read through our chosen five ways about how to stay fit and healthy, and you’ll…

  • Local Volunteering Opportunities with Children

    12 April 2018

    Volunteering with children can be incredibly rewarding, and it is a great way for you to develop and grow too. Being a volunteer gives you the opportunity to meet different people, teach skills whilst gaining additional ones, seize new experiences, and with plenty of local volunteering opportunities, make a huge difference to your…

  • How Children Can Improve Their Social Skills with the ACF

    5 April 2018

    After school clubs can be a great way to help your child learn valuable social skills. School can be a tricky environment for children to thrive in, but organisations such as the Army Cadet Force bring young people of different ages and backgrounds together; developing their social skills and improving self-esteem. Discover more about…