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SEA CADETS LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE

SEA CADETS LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE

Sea Cadets launches its new website today (Wednesday 15 November).

Through a different kind of adventure, we launch teenagers for life today. So that they can cope with the world and really enjoy what it brings. Over the past few years, the problems teenagers face have grown and changed. It’s something, as a charity working with young people, we are well aware of. On our new website, you can read first-hand accounts from cadets and parents about the positive impact Sea Cadets is making, as well as how you can support the charity.

This website is designed with you in mind packed full of inspiring stories and useful information to help you do something really powerful and support the incredible work we do. Whether that’s by joining as a cadet to kick-start your confidence, as a volunteer to inspire young people to new heights, or as a parent and potential supporter who can help fund this vital work. We hope it helps you see what a great charity Sea Cadets is for young people today.

LORD MAYOR'S SHOW 2017

LORD MAYOR'S SHOW 2017

London Area Sea Cadets once again took to the capital's streets for the Lord Mayor's Show.

Viewers would have caught a glimpse of cadets and volunteers on the BBC's coverage of the event, which took place on Saturday. 

The Lord Mayor's Show is the world's oldest civic parade. This year's event included more than 7,000 participants on 140 floats, travelling through the historical heart of the City of London in honour of Charles Bowman, the 690th Lord Mayor of London. 

You can watch the show via: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09ffqph. Sea Cadets is about 1:10:00 in.

REMEMBRANCE SERVICES 2017

REMEMBRANCE SERVICES 2017

Units up and down the country will pay their respects at Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday events this weekend.

Cadets will parade and lay wreaths at services, and they have also played a big part in this year's Poppy Appeal, helping local branches to raise money.

This year, cadets from London Area will be taking part in the national commemorations, including events at the Royal Albert Hall for the Festival of Remembrance, and the National Cenotaph Parade.

Visit the Sea Cadets Facebook page next week for a selection of photos from the weekend. To submit yours, email: SCMag@ms-sc.org.

YOUNG PEOPLE GATHER AT CADET CONFERENCE

YOUNG PEOPLE GATHER AT CADET CONFERENCE

Teenagers from across the country came together at SCTC Weymouth for the annual Cadet Conference.

The event was held at the weekend (3-5 November), with 48 cadets taking part in a series of workshops and other activities.

The conference, which is now held annually, was introduced because cadets said they wanted to have a stronger voice when it came to the charity. Their contributions will be fed back at area conferences attended by volunteers, meaning the young people can shape the future of Sea Cadets as it moves forward.

A series of workshops were led by the charity’s six First Sea Lord cadets. They asked their fellow cadets questions on certain topics and encouraged debate, before feeding back to cadets, volunteers and employees later that day.

Later, working in teams in a Dragons’ Den-style session, cadets pitched new ideas for the charity to a panel from Sea Cadets’ London headquarters. This included ways to interact in the digital age – for example, the ways in which they would like to communicate with the charity, and what they would like to hear more or less about. They were asked to what extent Sea Cadets should embrace the digital age, and whether cadets should be allowed digital devices, such as mobile phones, at their respective units.

Young people also dressed up for dinner and enjoyed a quiz and other games.

NCS OFF TO A GREAT START

NCS OFF TO A GREAT START

Sea Cadets is once again running the National Citizen Service (NCS) project - and cadets have made a great start.

Young people aged 15-17 in five areas - London, Southern, South West, Eastern and North West - are taking part in the scheme, which encourages young people to develop a wide skillset through three phases.

The first two phases have now taken place, with the third - a social action project - to be completed before Christmas.

In phase one, cadets enjoyed various activities at SCTC Raleigh, including tobogganing, skiing, snowboarding and sledding. They also faced their fears on climbing walls and took on a huge waterborne assault course.

Cadets then returned to their respective areas, where they started phase two of the project. This included learning employability skills, as well as a session where the teens researched and pitched to link up with community projects.