Girls Venture Corps Air Cadets
The Girls Venture Corps was formed in 1964 following a merger between the Girls Training Corps and the Women’s Junior Air Corps. Air Cadets was added to the title at the request of the membership in 1987. Today our membership is open to young women between the ages of 11 – 18. We offer many opportunities and experiences from flying to crafts and camping to water-sports.
Units meet weekly and operate a structured programme. Activities locally, area and nationally can include aviation studies (including air experience flights) overseas travel, ski ability, service to the community, first aid and crafts just to name a few of the vast activities we offer. We offer the Duke of Edinburgh’s to those aged 14 + and above, and have our own challenge award for everyone aged 11 upwards, syllabuses such as in the mood for food and film challenge keep our programme, up to date, challenging and fun. Weekend camps and courses add another dimension to our programme.
Duke of Edinburgh Award during lockdown
|We’re determined that young people shouldn’t miss out on doing their DofE because of the coronavirus outbreak – and we want to do everything we can to support you so your participants can keep doing theirs, at what we know is a really challenging time. To help with this, we’re introducing some temporary changes to DofE programme requirements. Please see more detail on this below. We hope working towards their Award will give young people vital focus, motivation and positivity during the lockdown – and that their capacity and enthusiasm for helping others through volunteering could be a huge force for good at a time when it’s needed most. We’re updating DofE With A Difference regularly with information, ideas and inspiration – please do share this with your participants on your usual DofE or organisation channels. Temporary programme changes To help you keep supporting participants, both now and when the lockdown ends, we’re introducing these temporary changes: Participants can now volunteer for family members, for example by mentoring or coaching younger siblings. Participants can now change section activities more than once. Time spent on previous activities will still count towards completion. DofE staff members may be able to act as Volunteering, Physical and Skills section Assessors, if required. When expeditions are able to resume, Silver and Gold Expedition Assessors will temporarily be allowed to be known to the expedition group. To protect the value and integrity of DofE Awards, other requirements will remain the same. However, we’re continuing to look for ways we can be flexible to support you and young people at this time, and will update you if we introduce any further temporary changes.|