The Young Firefighters Association (YFA) is the Youth Section of the Fire and Rescue Service.
Young people attend a drill night once a week and participate in activities such as Drills, sporting activities and community events.
Cadets learn about the Fire and Rescue Service, its role and duties and get the opportunity to develop skills in teamwork, leadership and community/voluntary work. Every year, they come together for a weekend to take part in activities and compete in operational based drills with some teams going on to compete nationally.
Within North Wales Fire and Rescue Service there are currently 7 YFA Branches supporting approximately 150 Cadets.
If you are interested in joining and are between 12-16 years old, contact North Wales Fire and Rescue Service on 01745 343431 for further information.
The Army Cadet Force
The Army Cadet Force is one of the UK's oldest, largest and most successful youth organisations.
The Army Cadet Force has a long and proud history of preparing youngsters for all walks of life and encouraging an active involvement in local communities with 44,000 cadets and 8000 adult instructors in over 1700 Cadet Centres spread across the UK.
The Army Cadet Force develops young people physically and mentally, improving self-confidence, teamwork, friendship and leadership. It welcomes cadets of all abilities and backgrounds that are able to access the majority of our activities. It also aims to develop a sense of community in our cadets whilst providing a wide diversity of fun, exciting and adventurous opportunities.
The Army Cadet Force also provides a gateway to recognised vocational qualifications from the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme to BTEC First Diplomas which can help in working and school life.
North Wales Police Cadets
In June 2007 North Wales Police introduced a Volunteer cadet scheme that would harness the skills and enthusiasm of our Young People.
The Cadet Scheme aims to develop good citizenship, develop new skills and provide an insight into a Police related career.
The Volunteer Cadets join at the age of 16 and take part in a 2 year programme.
The programme involves attending the local Police Station one evening per week for basic law and team building sessions.
The Cadets also receive a uniform and assist their Neighbourhood policing teams with local events and initiatives
Sea Cadets is the UK's largest maritime youth charity. If you are between 10 and 12 you can join as a Junior, 12 to 18 as a Sea Cadet and 13 to 18 as a Royal Marines Cadet and join 14,000 other Sea Cadets across the UK.
As a Sea Cadet you can go to sea, learn to sail and do adventure training, all on a naval theme, plus get extra qualifications to give you a head start in life.
Crogen Cadet Challenge 2012: 15th September
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.