It's a fair question, but ask anyone who has taken part as a cadet, adult volunteer or parent and you'll know how special the organisation is. It offers young people from all walks of life a chance to get active, learn new skills and make new friends in an inspirational and safe environment.
Cadets won't interfere with school commitments, school always comes first! If your son or daughter joins us, they will take away an invaluable set of experiences and strong personal ethics with them when they leave. All of which will be put to good use in their future higher education and vocations. It's true that some cadets do pursue a career within the Services, but there is no expectation for them to join up after leaving. Their personal development as confident and spirited young people is our main aim.
Through our volunteer staff, we’ll offer your son or daughter many activities to take part in and every opportunity to build their strengths and improve their confidence. We hope that they stay with us for several years and thoroughly enjoy their membership. Our volunteer staff are always on hand to assist parents with any questions or concerns.
Proactive communications with parents are achieved through a combination of Facebook, emails, phone calls and Cadet Portal.