Adventure seekers wanted for Gaisce – The President’s Award ‘Defence Forces’ Challenge

After a two-year hiatus due to Covid19, the annual Gaisce Award Defence Forces challenge is back 14-17th June 2022.

Gaisce – the President’s Award is inviting young people to nominate themselves for the 33rd Defence Forces Challenge.

Over four days, 30 young people are selected from across the Republic of Ireland to complete their Defence Forces Adventure Challenge taking part in outdoor pursuits, aerial runways, zip wires, river crossings, obstacle courses, hiking and survival skills.

The Challenge involves 4 days and 3 nights of activities led by the Defence Forces. Young people aged between 15-17 who are currently undergoing a Gaisce Award can nominate themselves now by filling in this application form.

The Defence Forces Challenge covers the Adventure Journey requirements for Bronze and Silver participants.