Gaisce’s Defence Forces Challenge – Applications Open!

Are you looking for an adventure? The Gaisce – The President’s Award Defence Forces Challenge could be for you! 

We’re looking for Bronze and Silver Gaisce Participants aged 15-17 to take part in this unique event taking place June 11th-14th.

The Gaisce Defence Forces Challenge will push young Gaisce adventurers to their limits and beyond. Over four days and three overnights, 30 young people will be selected from across the Republic of Ireland to complete their Defence Forces Adventure Challenge.  

You will take part in outdoor pursuits, aerial runways, zip wires, river crossings, obstacle courses, hiking and survival skills. The idea behind the Defence Forces Challenge is to provide a unique, challenging, and memorable experience that creates strong bonds between participants as well as the opportunity to develop self-sufficiency and leadership skills.  

This event has been taking place for 35 years with the Gaisce Award and the Defence Forces working together to provide an unforgettable and unique experience to Gaisce Participants. The Defence Forces Challenge provides young people with an opportunity to find out more about themselves and explore how taking part in these activities with other young people they have never met before can challenge them.

Applications close: Sunday, March 31st. (Midnight)

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