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Mayor makes Challenger Troop her charity of the year

The Mayor of Swale, Cllr Sarah Stevens has made Challenger Troop her charity of the year. We are also delighted that one of our students; Lauren has also been appointed as Challenger Troop Ambassador to escort the Mayor on official duties. Lauren will accompany the Mayor of Swale on her official duties where appropriate. Lauren […]


Challenger Troop CIC donates surplus camping equipment to @RefugEase for Camp Moria Fire Disaster

@Camp Moria Fire Disaster So this week our team had been working to put aside suitable surplus Tents and Sleeping Bags to support the crisis in Lesbos.Our CEO, Simon Dean OBE dropped off our first load of camping equipment to @RefugEase and handed over by to the center manager, Kotaiba (originally from Syria) at the […]


Our latest challenging activity ” The Commando Course”

Watch our video as Last week all our candidates had to face the muddy rigours of the ‘Commando Challenge Course”. The all new commando course includes Rope Crossings and Bank Ascents, Tunnels, Log Walls and more. Fortunately for one of our student mentors, Alec, he was the first to dry (well quite damp actually) run […]


Challenger Troop honoured with MOD Silver Employer Recognition Award

The Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) encourages employers to support defence and inspire others to do the same. The scheme encompasses bronze, silver and gold awards for employer organisations that pledge, demonstrate or advocate support to defence and the armed forces community, and align their values with the Armed Forces Covenant. Simon Dean OBE was […]


Meritorious Award

Simon Dean awarded prestigious county honour

Major Simon Dean OBE, has been presented with the Lord-Lieutenant’s Certificate for Meritorious Service


July Essex Awards

Essex Team’s Inspirational Awards Ceremonies

Pupils from primary and secondary schools across Essex celebrated their achievements last Friday. On Friday 15th July, 20 pupils from Greensted Junior School, Basildon celebrated completing their 12 week core programme in front of their families, peers, teachers and school governors. In the evening, it was the turn of the secondary school students who had […]


EK Awards 16

East Kent participants amaze VIPs

On Monday 11th July, we welcomed over 40 pupils from primary and secondary schools throughout East Kent to Leros Barracks, Canterbury, where we celebrated their achievements in the presence of a number of dignitaries. These included the Lord Mayor and Mayoress of Canterbury Cllr George and Mrs Lillian Metcalfe, Deputy Lieutenant of Kent Mr Stephen […]


School competition instils pride

Outstanding examples of friendly competition, leadership, camaraderie and teamwork were on display today at the fourth annual Lord Lieutenant of Kent’s Inter-school’s challenge, organised by Challenger Troop CIC with the support of the Royal School of Military Engineers (1 RSME Regiment). On 12th July, nine schools from across Kent and Medway came together to compete for the […]


Medway schools awards 2016

Marvellous Medway

Local dignitaries recognise significant achievements made by Medway schoolchildren at their recent awards evening  On 7th July, Challenger Troop welcomed pupils from primary and secondary schools throughout Medway at Meadowfields School, Sittingbourne, where they celebrated their achievements in the presence of the former Mayor & Mayoress of Swale, Cllr Anita Walker and Mrs Sylvia Lawrence, Deputy Lieutenant […]


Fundraising Footie

Our blog this week is written by Kevin Campbell who had the opportunity to visit our East and Medway teams who had organised a charity football match with their students. Find out what happened… Fundraising Footy! What a pleasure it was to spend the morning with students and teachers from Medway and East Kent schools, […]


Why we do, what we do

“Why we do, what we do” This week marks the start of our termly awards period where each of our teams celebrate with their schools all the achievements the participants have made over the course of their particular programme. This is a wonderful time for us, as we have the chance to reflect on the […]


Sgt Bowen writes about her first day

The most precious gift is time

Or more specifically “The most precious thing, we can give a child, is TIME” Even as adults we face change, and one of our instructors has recently relocated from her team in the North West to join our Essex team. Every change can be a little nerve-wracking at first, with lots of uncertainties that make […]


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