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    6 December 2017

    The Army Cadet Force Association is one of just two charities supported by The Ice Maidens' during their gruelling 1,700km trek across Antarctica. The Ice Maidens are the first all-female team to complete this extraordinary challenge. Their aim was to inspire girls and women to seek out and embrace challenges and achieve goals they never thought possible, while promoting female leadership, teamwork and an active lifestyle – a goal the ACF also shares. The Army Cadet Force started enrolling girls in the mid-1980s and now they make up 33 per cent of Army Cadets – taking part in tough challenges...

  • 5,000 cadets to take part in WW1 battlefield experience

    5,000 cadets to take part in WW1 battlefield experience

    24 January 2018

    The trip will involve five groups of 1,000 cadets (the approximate number of soldiers in an infantry battalion on the Somme in 1914) travelling over to France. The groups will travel on alternate days during the last...

  • Revision Challenge 2017-2018

    16 November 2017

    The Revision Cadet Challenge is a unique, UK-wide competition for cadets and adult volunteers to raise money for soldiers, former soldiers and their families. The competition runs from June to June, and the winner is...

  • Army Cadets go further for Remembrance

    Army Cadets go further for Remembrance

    9 November 2017

    The task of organising activities for cadets and taking part in community events is carried out by ACF adult volunteers. Many detachments need more volunteers so if you have time to spare find out more about becoming an...

  • DBS checks for adult volunteers of Army Cadets

    30 June 2017

    Being an adult volunteer in the Army Cadet Force is a rewarding experience – just ask any of our volunteers who are helping young people develop confidence and new skills every week. However, while working with...

  • Safeguarding in the ACF

    Safeguarding in the ACF

    15 June 2017

    The UK Government defines ‘safeguarding children’ as: ‘The process of protecting children from abuse or neglect, preventing impairment of their health and development, and ensuring they are growing up...

  • How To Make New Friends In A New City With The ACF

    23 May 2017

    Making friends in a new city can be challenging. It’s easy to feel lonely, stressed and overwhelmed. If you’ve moved recently, you haven’t had time to build a group of friends. Even if you moved a while...

  • Life After University: What To Do After Graduation

    19 May 2017

    Joining the Army Cadet Force as an adult volunteer can be a great thing to do after graduating. We’re one of the UK’s largest youth organisations, but we also have over 9,000 adult volunteers who help us...

  • How To Make New Friends In Your Area: Join The ACF

    6 April 2017

    If you want to make new friends in your area, consider volunteering with your local Army Cadet Force detachment. From Yorkshire to Kent, from Devon to Suffolk, from London to the Scottish Highlands – we have over...

  • Fun things to do outside in spring

    31 March 2017

    Is there a better time to be outside than spring? Frost melting, flowers blooming, fruit ripening, and breeze blowing. It’s a glorious time of year, and the warmth is a relief after the chilly winter months....

  • How to improve self-motivation in the workplace

    18 January 2017

    Why is self-motivation important in the workplace? It’s simple – motivated employees are better employees. They work harder and deliver higher quality outputs. They are more likely to be on time consistently,...

  • Fun Things To Do Outside In Winter

    Fun Things To Do Outside In Winter

    10 January 2017

    Once winter hits, staying inside becomes very appealing. It’s cold, it’s grey, it’s rainy – why bother to go outdoors? Well, there are lots of reasons: being outside in winter improves our mental...

  • How My Skills Helped Young People After Leaving The Army Reserve

    How My Skills Helped Young People After Leaving The Army Reserve

    29 November 2016

    Though she’s now Officer Commanding of A Company, Hereford & Worcester ACF, Helen Smail didn’t intend to join the Army Cadet Force. She had joined the Army Reserve as a way to meet new people and develop...

  • How To Change Your Life For The Better With The ACF

    How To Change Your Life For The Better With The ACF

    17 October 2016

    We have thousands of adult volunteers who mentor, teach and support our young cadets. We do military activities, but we also play sports, learn instruments, travel, volunteer in our communities and make lifelong friends....

  • Video competition for cadets

    Video competition for cadets

    5 October 2016

    We’re looking for videos that are short and punchy, that capture cadet activities and illustrate the benefits of being part of the ACF. By short we mean very short, so videos should be no more than two minutes long...

  • 8 Inspirational Quotes About Being Bored

    7 September 2016

    If you’ve ever found yourself staring blankly at a wall or failing to come up with something to fill your time, then you’ve experienced boredom. Boredom is a very common feeling. Despite the fact that we have...

  • Fun Things To Do Outside In Autumn

    Fun Things To Do Outside In Autumn

    1 September 2016

    Autumn may be an in-between time but it's a great time for being outdoors. As long as you’re wearing several layers, you’ll be warm enough to enjoy long days outside before the colder weather arrives....

  • Top 10 Self-Motivation Quotes

    8 August 2016

    One of the hardest things to do is to motivate yourself. We often rely on external factors to motivate us – family obligations, societal validation, money – instead of looking to ourselves. These are worthy...



    27 July 2016

    During Open Week we are encouraging as many detachments as possible to hold their own Open Day events. An Open Day is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the Army Cadets, build relationships with your...

  • Tips And Techniques: How To Stay Motivated

    7 July 2016

    It’s frustrating – staying motivated is both one of the most important and most difficult things to do. Motivation pushes you to work harder, overcome setbacks, stay positive and accomplish your dreams....


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