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We make a difference - We change lives

Our unique leadership, team building and engagement programmes build character and resilience in young people from the ages of 7 to 18 and provides them with lasting, positive aspirations for the future. We have a proven impact on attendance, behaviour and other factors affecting learning which has led to increased levels of educational attainment.

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"We have been using Challenger Troop since Autumn 2013 at least once a year. It is a resounding success! The children are taken out of their comfort zone and flourish wholeheartedly. The self-confidence this brings is positive for them and their families. The impact on behaviour and achievement in school is excellent."
Ms I Martin, SENCO/Deputy Head Cambridge Road Primary School


Simon Dean, awarded OBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours

We are delighted to announce that Simon Dean, our founder and CEO as been awarded an OBE in Her Majesty’s The Queen’s 90th Birthday Honours List for his services to education.“I feel deeply privileged to have been awarded an OBE” he said. “It is wonderful honour in recognition of all my amazing team at Challenger […]


Outdoor cooking

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 […]


KCC Charitable organisation of the year

Challenger Troop CIC is the new KCC chairman’s ‘Charitable Organisation of the Year’

We are delighted to announce that we have been chosen as the new Kent County Council’s chairman’s ‘Charitable Organisation of the Year’. Mr Tom Gates has chosen Challenger Troop because he specifically wants to improve the opportunities and life chances for disengaged youth within the county and feels that our proven track record in youth engagement definitely meet that criteria.


Summer Challenge camp

Challenger Summer Camp 8th to 12th August 2016 – Book now

Book now for a residential week of exciting and challenging outward-bound activities, survival techniques and personal development skills for just £275 per person.  This opportunity is a 5 day, 4 night residential programme specifically designed to challenge young people from the ages of 10-16 years who would benefit from an outdoor camp experience with military-style discipline. Throughout […]


"Fostering a ‘Spirit of Adventure’ which improves attitudes towards learning, confidence and capabilities in the classroom"


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