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  • OPEN WEEK - 10-16 SEPTEMBER 2018

    OPEN WEEK - 10-16 SEPTEMBER 2018

    17 July 2018

    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 local community and recruit more cadets and adult volunteers. Your event should give people a real taste of what the Army Cadets is all about and encourage them to take a step further towards joining us. Holding an Open Day during Open Week doesn't have to be a difficult task - you can choose which day(s) you'd like to hold...

  • Parents and carers - please give us your feedback

    Parents and carers - please give us your feedback

    27 June 2018

    If you are a parent or carer with one or more children in the ACF we'd like to find out what benefits you think your child has gained from being in the ACF; what changes you have seen in your child; how you'd...

  • The Benefits of Volunteering with Children

    11 May 2018

    As well as transforming the lives of young people, there are many additional benefits to volunteering with children. With busy schedules, it can be hard to find the time to volunteer but working with young people is...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Five Active Things to Do in Retirement

    20 March 2018

    Retirement can be daunting. You’re used to working eight hours a day, five days a week, and suddenly you’re faced with 365 days a year of potential boredom. But this doesn’t have to be the case, as...

  • Fostering Community Spirit

    13 March 2018

    When joining The Army Cadet Force, you become part of the ACF community. See the value of fostering a community spirit, and take responsibility for aiding other people when possible. As well as helping others, the...

  • What to Do in Your Spare Time: 10 Ideas

    6 March 2018

    What do you do in your spare time? It is easy to indulge and treat yourself, but your bank account doesn’t reap the same benefits that you do. If you’re finding yourself with more spare time than usual, the...

  • What to Do When Your Children Have Flown the Nest

    27 February 2018

    It can be difficult when your children leave home. Whether they've gone to university, got a job in a new city, or have gone travelling for a while, the house can seem extremely empty and quiet without them. What do...

  • 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), plus ACF volunteer instructors, travelling over to France. The groups will travel on...



    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...

  • 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

    What to do after graduation Decide where you want to live. Develop your social life. Build your career. Volunteer in your community. Continue learning. Start saving. Build your career. Take care of yourself. Joining the...

  • 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....


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