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There's plenty of fun and interesting groups to join in Nottinghamshire to keep you occupied.

Have a look at our list to see what interests you and how you can get involved.

If you're a fan of flying, action and adventure, love sports and getting to know people then why not join the Air Cadets? 

Aside from flying, sports, target shooting, adventure training and great fun, you'll soon find that being an air cadet is its own reward - you constantly see the benefits of your own efforts, building on your achievements and earning BTECs and Duke of Edinburgh Awards.

The BTEC, available to anyone aged 16 and above, is a safety based driving qualification that appeals to students, parents, schools and employers. Sessions are run in schools, colleges and businesses as an additional qualification.

Girl Guides provide a safe, girls only, space so young women can realise their full potential to become dynamic members of the 21st century. 

Girl guiding is split into four sections:

  • Rainbows (five to seven years) 
  • Brownies (seven to 10 years) 
  • Guides (10 to 14 years) 
  • Senior Section - 14 to 25 years (Rangers and Young Leaders)

There are units all across the county offering a wide range of activities on their parade nights, weekend camps and a one week camp once a year for young people aged 12 to 18.

The Scout Association provides adventurous activities and personal development opportunities for young people aged six to 25 where you grow from a Beaver, into a Cub to a Scout.

St John Ambulance believes it's never too early to start learning first aid and that all children should leave school with these vital skills. 

Badgers meet once a week at Badger Setts. You learn about first aid, play games, make things and meet lots of new friends.

Becoming a Cadet means you'll learn first aid, leadership and training so you can teach others. Cadets also get to go on residential camps. 

LINKS is the student section of St John Ambulance. Volunteering, training, socialising and community action are just a few of the opportunities that could be opened up to you by volunteering with LINKS.