London cadets are back to adventurous training!

Support from ACCT UK enabled cadets to develop their skills and confidence over the term break

23 June 2022

Cadets from Greater London South East Sector ACF are back to adventurous training!

Forty cadets from Greater London South East Sector Army Cadet Force spent the June half-term break in Snowdonia North Wales as part of an adventurous training package. Support from ACCT UK enabled cadets to develop their skills and confidence over the term break.

“The cadets and adults are immensely grateful to ACCT UK for the very generous funding provided to this project which was used towards offsetting the cost of each cadet attending. It made our project a real success and was really appreciated!”

Greater London South East Sector ACF Adult Volunteer
Cadets out hiking in Copper Mine Valley

As part of the action-packed week, the cadets took part in a series of adrenalin-filled  activities which included: mountain walking, kayaking, coasteering and rock climbing, with the week culminating in an overnight expedition! The expedition enabled the cadets to put some of the skills they had learnt over the course of the week into practice.

The aim for the week was to challenge and develop the young people by encouraging them to try new experiences and promote a sense of adventure and challenge.

The young people came from a diverse range of backgrounds from the South London Boroughs of Southwark, Lambeth, Bexley and Bromley. The camp was an opportunity for  cadets to learn outdoor skills and stretch comfort zones in a safe environment. It also strengthened their teamwork, confidence and communication skills as well as many other inter-personal skills.

Due to the gap in training caused by the pandemic, this was the first time for many cadets in the great outdoors – some cadets had not really been out of London before!

“I have never seen [my son] so happy and confident, you have all done so much for him thank you all”

Parent of Greater London South East Sector ACF cadet

“[My child] absolutely loved it. Thank you so much. He can’t stop talking about the adventure.”

Parent of Greater London South East Sector ACF cadet
Climbing in Ogwen Valley
Cadets love coasteering!!🤍

If you’d like to apply for a grant please get in contact grants@acctuk.org to find out about applications opening soon in your area.

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