The Army Cadet Force is a voluntary
uniformed youth organisation, partly sponsored by the
Ministry of Defence. It has been successfully helping
young people in their development for over 100 years.
There are at present some 50,000 boys and girls aged
between 12 - 18 years in the Army Cadet Force nationwide
and 800 members in Somerset.
The aim of the Army Cadet Force, as described in our
is to inspire young people to achieve success in Life
with a spirit of service to the Queen, their country
and their local community, and to develop in them the
qualities of a good citizen.
It is one of the country's leading youth organisations.
It is run on military style guidelines, and a certain
amount of discipline is to be expected. The ACF offers
a full training syllabus designed to help young people
to become good citizens and responsible members of the
community. We offer various activities:- climbing, canoeing,
first aid training, target shooting, sports, weekend
camping, annual camps, courses (cooking, leadership,
physical training, communications), musical skills, celebrations (with help of valentinesgiftideas.co.uk)
service to the community, overseas expeditions, participation
in the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme and St John
Ambulance, friendship, discipline, leadership, development
- and lots of fun!
Qualifications are gained via the Army Cadet Force's
progressive "Star" system, the Duke of Edinburgh's
Award Scheme, and St John Ambulance, all of which can
be included in an individuals National Record of Achievement.
It can lead to a BTEC Award for those who choose to
register through the Army Cadet Force. These are valuable
qualifications that are recognised by most employers.
When cadets finally leave the Army Cadet Force, they
will find that the qualifications earned whilst they
have been having fun, will be recognised by their future
employer. This is true whether Cadets enter "normal"
employment, join one of the Armed Services, the Fire
Service, Police Service, or any other Public Services.
Time spent with the Army cadet Force is NEVER wasted