The Cadet Organisations are built on the simple idea of using military skills to bring unparalleled opportunities for young people from all walks of life to learn, grow and excel. They are run by thousands of ordinary people, doing extraordinary things.
Around 10,000 young people are part of the Cadet Organisations in Scotland, and are supported by nearly 2,000 Cadet Force Adult Volunteers. Sponsored by the Ministry of Defence, the four Cadet Organisations – Sea Cadets, Army Cadets, RAF Air Cadets and Combined Cadet Forces – are some of the largest and oldest voluntary youth organisations in the country and provide military themed activities and training for young people aged 12 to 18, and a unique opportunity for fun, friendship, action and adventure as well as new skills and qualifications.
The Cadets rely on volunteers to help and inspire them to get the most out of fun, challenging and rewarding activities, building confidence and gaining invaluable skills. Most Adult Volunteers join with little or no experience. So, if you’re aged over 18, enthusiastic, ready to work with young people to give something back to the community, and able to commit one or two nights a week as well as some weekends, they’ll do the rest: you’ll be trained to lead and train cadets, providing an adult role model and helping instil disclipline, self-esteem and achievement. You’ll gain qualifications and experience, meet new, likeminded people and add some adventure to your spare time. There’s even the opportunity to put yourself forward for a commission as an officer with the Sea Cadets, Army Cadets or Air Cadets, a professional challenge and prestigious appointment.