Numbers booming at Cumbria Army Cadet Force
This time last year there wer Nike Air Max e just five youngsters attending the Cumbria Army Cadet Force, which is based in Maryport, but now organisers say they have about 25 members.
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Sgt Instructor Lynn Jenkinson, who is one of three adult instructors in charge every Tuesday, said they were hoping to raise an estimated to cover the cost of equipment.
She added: got about 25 cadets on our books which is really good because we only had four or five this time last year. well as first aid training, the cadets cover a number of areas including: military knowledge; map and compass work; fieldcraft; expeditions; as well as cadet in the community projects.
Recently they carried out a fundraising bag pack at the Cockermouth branch of Sainsbury Jenkinson said it was up to the individual cadets whether or not they completed the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme and there were currently five senior cadets working towards the various award levels.
The group has been approached to be involved with the Dearham Carnival and they are planning a fun day which will be held in Maryport.
In August they are planning to travel to Edinburgh to watch the Military Tattoo members of Lothian and the Borders Army Cadet Force have offered accommodation and while they are there they will train in areas such as orienteering.
Membership is open to both boys and girls, aged between 12 and 18, and for further information contact the detachment commander, Staff Sgt Simon Hine, on 07933 825689.