Sea Cadets is different from school. There's a lot of learning. But it's done through activities – on the water and off the water – and our volunteers leading by example.
It's also different from home, a break from screens and being cooped up inside. The platform we offer is built on the customs and traditions of the Royal Navy. It inspires our work and commitment to supporting young people today.
Young people meet other Cadets at events around the UK, and on trips abroad; get comfortable with meeting people from different places and background; and confident in dealing with new situations, which can make going out into the world so much easier later on.
You can literally see the difference Sea Cadets can make. In how they hold themselves, welcome new people, and support each other; how they listen better in school, aren’t offended by constructive feedback, and get on with teachers.
Sea Cadets leaves us like this:
There are 65 SCC Units in the Northern Area, offering opportunities for Cadets aged between 12 and 18.
Once or perhaps twice a week (depending on the Unit), meeting in the evenings. Additionally, there are specialist courses and camps that can be attended.
The Sea Cadets programme offers opportunities to achieve a wide range of water-based activity awards that are accredited by National Governing Bodies, e.g.
Royal Yachting Association: Sailing; Power-boating; Navigation
British Canoeing Union: Paddlesports
British Sub Aqua Club: Ocean Diver; Sports
Also available are Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards; St John’s Ambulance First Aid Training; BTEC and ILM qualifications in teamwork, leadership and citizenship / personal development skills; and leadership training to all grades of the Institute of Leadership and Management
It's great to be a sea cadet - views from young people in Scotland
Provider: Sea Cadets
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Budget: Free, Award Fee, Membership Subscription
For Ages: 12 - 18
Time to Complete: N/A
Type of Involvement:
Meeting Frequency: Weekly, Ad Hoc
Contact Sea Cadet Corps (Northern Region) on 01383 425931, or send an email.