For a period of 10 years from 2009, the Crogen Estate invites cadets from the Armed and Emergency Services of Gwynedd and Clwyd, alongside other youth organisations to come together and participate in the…
‘Crogen Cadet Challenge’
If you are a cadet or youth organisation within Gwynedd or Clwyd and wish to take part then please see our ‘eligibility page’ and contact us for more details.
Welcome to the Crogen Cadet Challenge 15th September 2012!
The Challenge was devised in 2009 by Henry Robertson, who in his year of office as High Sheriff of Clwyd, determined that an event bringing together cadets from the Armed and Emergency services would be put together to showcase young people involved in youth organisations.
The first event staged in 2009 involved cadets from the 5 Armed and Emergency services with cadets taking part in a one day challenge consisting of 5 activities at Crogen Estate in North Wales. These activities ranged from river rescues to trailer pulls and required cadets to work safely and efficiently as a team to overcome the tasks presented to them. The day culminated in a presentation whereby all participants received an award and the most successful team were presented with the Queen Victoria Cup.
Lord Lieutenant's Award
The Lord Lieutenant of Clwyd, Trefor Jones CBE, will be presenting a prize for outstanding achievement, entitled "The Lord Lieutenant's Award". This award was suggested personally by him, to mark his belief in the Crogen Cadet Challenge and the young people involved.
Anyone who takes part in the Challenge will be eligible to apply for a place on any expedition to Nepal. The 14-day trip will include a 10 day river trip down the Sunkosi River (the largest river in the country) and, en-route, the team will "adopt" a village and support their community by doing any task that will benefit the local people.