One of the aims of the Cadet movement is to promote good physical fitness. To help achieve a better level of fitness in our cadets one training night per month is set aside for physical fitness training. The officers of 2659 plan many different training and sports related activities through out the year including martial arts and swimming nights.
A high standard of physical fitness is a requirement for many Advanced Summer Camp training courses and Army Cadet Regional or International Exchanges. Before applying for certain activities including Expedition training, cadets are be required to achieve a certain level on the Cadet Fitness Assessment.
Army Cadet fitness levels are assessed through the recently released Cadet Fitness Assessment. Four Fitness levels may be achieved. These include Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Excellence. Criteria for each level differs according to the cadet’s age and gender.
The Cadet Fitness Assessment is comprised of six separate evaluations, which are designed to evaluate cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength, and flexibility. Upon successfully completing one of the four fitness levels cadets are presented with a specific Army Cadet Fitness Badge.