About 140 Australian Army Cadets from around Australia are currently competing for the Adventure Training Award badge, considered to be one of the toughest awards a cadet can achieve.
To earn the badge, selected cadets participate in a week of vigorous activities at Majura Training Range, near Canberra.
This year’s activity runs from 8-15 April.
Throughout the week the cadets will trek around 100km across the ranges, using their navigation skills at every opportunity.
They will also be tested in various ‘initiative incidents’ and undergo a range of complex tasks.
The training provides opportunities for cadets to work in a team environment and to develop individual skills including leadership, initiative and problem-solving in a safe, challenging and rewarding environment.
Australian Army Cadets is a leading national youth development organisation, with the character and values of the Australian Army, and is founded on a strong community partnership, fostering and supporting an ongoing interest in the Australian Army.