The first Sea Cadet unit was established in 1854 at Whitstable in Kent, created by communities wanting to give young people instruction on a naval theme. Traditionally old seafarers provided training while local businessmen funded the Unit Headquarters.

The tradition of community - based Sea Cadet Units continues today with 400 across the UK each with charitable status enabling them to raise funds to meet their running costs. All Units are members of the Sea Cadet Corps and are governed by the national charity MSSC - the Marine Society & Sea Cadets.

We work partnership with the Royal Navy under a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and receive corporate support from commercial shipping companies and the Maritime sector. Our core purpose is to celebrate Britain's maritime heritage and contribute to its future development by supporting young people as Sea Cadets.

TS Scott is based in the heart of Maidstone and is 1 of 400 Sea Cadet units in the UK. Our unit provides young people from 10-18 with life skills of teamwork, self-respect and social responsibility.

We offer opportunities with a training programme ranging from seamanship and boating skills to band music, cook/steward(cookery) and writer/stores(IT)

Activities include sailing,canoeing, boatwork, sport and new skills plus opportunities to make new friends and gain worthwhile qualifications.

Affiliated Ship

HMS Scott

HMS Scott is the Royal Navy’s only ocean survey vessel. Designed to commercial standards, she provides the Royal Navy with a deep bathymetric capability off the continental shelf. At 13,500 tonnes Scott is the fifth largest ship in the Royal Navy. Scott is lean-manned with a complement of only 78. This is made possible by adopting commercial manning practices such as the use of fixed fire fighting systems and extensive machinery safety surveillance technology. Scott has been specially designed to carry the modern High Resolution Multi Beam Sonar System (HRMBSS). This swathe echo sounder is capable of collecting depth information over a strip of the sea bed several kilometers wide & gives Scott the capability of surveying 150km2 of ocean floor every hour.

Affiliated Livery Company

The Worshipful Company of Water Conservators is a modern Livery Company which promotes and spreads awareness of the science and practice of water and environmental management and, hopes to play an informative role to the Government, the City and the public about the many and important ways that water affects our lives.

Founded as a Guild in 1988 and achieving full livery status in 2000, the Company of Water Conservators in order of precedence is the 102nd of the 108 Livery Companies in the City of London.



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