The Ranger Cadets is a new independent not for profit uniformed youth development organisation that is being set up to work with young people aged 13 to 25 years old across England in a new cadet organisation, providing new opportunities and experiences, such as life and social skills, team work, community engagement, training, fun, community and personal development at weekly unit cadet meet ups which will take place one night per week normally held between 7pm and 9pm in which young people (Cadets) will take part in fun, challenging and rewarding activities, they also will get to complete missions and challenges in order to earn and receive badges for their uniform, gain accreditations in a wide range of topics and feel a sense of belonging and achievement. We aim to ensure young people are “Prepared for Life” and all the challenges that they may face as an adult.
Ranger Cadets was established in 2020, in response to the needs highlighted in a consultation with young people regarding their lack of skills and experiences to get into employment or to live their lives independently and healthily, leaving young people with lack of support and feeling isolated in a time where young people already feel segregated from society and with no real voice.
Ranger Cadets feels a heavy responsibility to take the charge and help prepare young people for life and through our weekly cadet unit meet ups and work within the community we hope to make a huge difference to the lives of young people and the community around them. We will do this by providing a range of fun, interactive and structured programmes, training workshops and events, where young people will have access to positive motivational and inspirational role models to help them develop their self-confidence and belief in themselves, increase their skills and resilience and help divert young people heading down the wrong path.