Crogen Cadet Challenge Celebrates Third Year With ScottishPower Renewables


Teams from the Army Cadets, Sea Cadets, Young Fire Fighters, Air Cadets, Young Dragons and Phoenix all joined in the fun at the fourth annual Crogen Cadet Challenge in Denbighshire last weekend (14th -15th Sept).

The charity fundraising challenge invites teams from across Gwynedd and Clwyd armed forces, emergency services and other youth groups to work together in order to compete for The Queen Victoria Cup.

Sponsored by Scottish Power Renewables, the Crogen Cadet Challenge was first devised in 2009 by Henry Robertson, who in his year of office as High Sheriff of Clwyd proposed an event bringing together cadets from the Armed and Emergency services to showcase young people involved in youth organisations.

The Physical Challenge at the Crogen Estate near Corwen saw teams compete across four physical and mental challenges to demonstrate their teamwork skills including raft building and a river slalom exercise.

A separate Community Challenge involved teams completing 12 months of local voluntary work and fundraising with the teams presenting their work on the evening before the main event.

Commenting on the day, Janice McLaughlin, Project Director at Scottish Power Renewables, said: “We’re delighted to be supporting the challenge for a 3rd year in a row, promoting teamwork and supporting young people to make a difference in their local communities”.

Music for the closing award ceremony was provided by the Air Cadet band, with the Young Dragons announced as overall winners on the day.

The community challenge was won by the Young Fire-fighters, whose support for good causes included hosting children’s holidays for those affected by the Chernobyl disaster.

At the end of the day friends, families and competitors were treated to a display from the Young Fire-fighters with a real fire engine engaged in a mock fire incident with a burger van.