WHO WE ARE?
Whether at sea or on land, the Sea Cadets offers young people across the UK amazing opportunities for personal development – by learning new skills and working in teams – we offer an environment where young people find new confidence and inspiration.
Established in 1856 the Sea Cadets was created by communities wanting to give young people instruction on a naval theme. Traditionally old seafarers provided training while local businessmen funded the unit building.
Today, 14,000 young people based in 400 units in towns, cities and ports across the UK are challenging themselves and developing new skills, like sailing, boating and rock climbing – supported by 9,000 volunteers.
Junior Cadets 10—12
When you join you’ll take part in lots of great events and exciting activities like sailing, canoeing and abseiling. We guarantee you’ll have lots of fun and make friends. You’ll also get to learn about really useful things like first aid and communications!
Sea Cadets 12—18
From rock climbing to kayaking, there are so many challenging and exciting opportunities waiting for you. Sea Cadets meet once or twice a week and during the summer when all the sailing and boating activity gets started, your unit will be out on the water most weekends too.
Take part in all kinds of competitions from music, power boating and sailing, to football and Drill, plus learn nautical skills as you complete your training. Not only will it be fun, but your new skills will definitely give you a head start in life and boost your confidence – weekends will never be the same again!