The Army Cadet Force is a group of young people ages between 12 and 18. The cadets provide knowledge and skills to progress in syllabus subjects. We provide subjects such as navigation, first aid, fieldcraft, drill and turnout and shooting. Cadets have the opportunity to build on leadership skills which can lead to extra responsibilities through promotion. We encourage young people to involve themselves in community events such as Remembrance parades, charity events, bag packs and sports. Cadets have the opportunity to gain qualifications such as Duke of Edinburgh award, first aid and SQA recognised awards. We encourage our young people to get the most out of the cadets as they can.
The cadets is run by adult volunteers between the ages of 18 and 65. We are provided with appropriate training to teach the young people and provide the support required for each individual.
When and Where do you meet?
We are currently meeting every Wednesday night from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. We meet at the cadet hut on Barons Hill Avenue (next to number 50).
Why would someone be interested in getting involved?
The Army Cadet Force prides itself on supporting our young people to achieve positive outcomes. Our motto is to 'Inspire to Achieve'. If you enjoy challenging yourself and learning new skills we have plenty to offer you. During our weekday training, you can learn about the Armed Forces and build on skills such as leadership whilst making new friends.
We also run a two-week camp and four weekend camps throughout the year which can involve things such as adventure training, water sports and using your skills out in the field. The ACF progressive syllabus allows you to gain SQA qualifications that you can take with you to further education or a workplace. We encourage our cadets to follow the ACF values which are selfless commitment, respect for others, loyalty, integrity, discipline and courage. Above that, we want to encourage young people to have fun!