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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...

  • 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...

  • 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....


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