Date(s) - 29/08/2017 - 01/09/2017
Cadet Training Centre Frimley Park
Aim. To select, through a number of competitive events and interviews, the ACF Champion Cadet of the year.
Course Outline. The Champion Cadet Competition lasts just under 48 hours and is designed to test both physical and mental aptitude, and requires the cadets to compete against each other individually in a range of activities. These include command tasks, weapon handling, map and compass skills (including night navigation), foot drill, first aid, logical problem solving, Cadet Fitness test and a comprehensive test of the entire ACF Army Proficiency Certificate syllabus, finishing the weekend with a panel interview.
Throughout the competition assessors are looking for signs of leadership, teamwork, self-discipline and unselfishness. The winner of the competition is the cadet deemed by the selection committee to be the year’s most inspiring example of an ACF Master Cadet. The winning cadet is invited back to CTC Frimley Park in October where he or she is presented with the Claire Shore trophy, which their ACF County holds for a year.
Eligibility. The course is open to ACF cadets only. The cadet must have achieved Master Cadet status and have been selected by the County Commandant as the representative for that County. There is strictly 1 place per county, and numerous bids must be prioritised in advance.
Pre-Requisites. The following pre-requisites apply.
- Candidates must hold an in date (valid for the duration of the course) Weapon Handling Test (WHT) certificate on the BSA Scorpion. This must also be recorded within Qualifications on Westminster (Students who are flagged on Westminster indicating that their WHT is not current at 2 weeks prior to their course start date will be subject to rejection off the course).
- Completed a Master Cadet course and have achieved Master Cadet status.
Courses. In 2017/18 the course will run in August/September, with 57 places available. This is strictly 1 place per county.
Application Procedure. Applications must be loaded on to WESTMINSTER by ACF Counties. Closing dates on WESTMINSTER will be strictly adhered to (this is at least 8 weeks prior to the start of every course).
Course start- Tuesday 1400
Course end- Thursday 1400