What we do

At Birmingham (Stirling) we aim to give young people an experience that will help them grow into the person they want to be in a safe and friendly environment. Through various activities and adventures, we learn teamwork, respect, loyalty, self-confidence, commitment, self-discipline, honesty and how to be the best version of ourselves.


You learn life skills. I was 12, very quiet and shy. Cadets makes you find the confidence. You feel part of something special. Serafina, 15


We offer a range of different activities from sailing, windsurfing and powerboating - to rock climbing, camping, and music - plus, so much more! At Birmingham (Stirling) you are also able to gain different qualifications that you can take with you once you leave Sea Cadets!

"It makes me feel I can do things others can't. I don't want to stay in my house every day. I want to see how the world is."

Shaun, 13

It is our priority to make sure that Sea Cadets is a safe environment young people can go to, to be themselves. Click here to find out more about how we safeguard our young people.



We are very lucky to be a stone throw away from our own exclusive lake, which we use in the Summer to our full advantage. Each young person gains an average of 50 hours on the water, earning up to 4 boating qualifications per year. Our trained volunteers are instructors in activities such as Kayaking, Canoeing, Rowing, Windsurfing and Sailing, which allows us to provide a full water sports experience.

In the winter months, Our experienced volunteers which are all DBS checked offer a variety of activities such as Adventure Training, Camping, Cook/Steward, Communications, Drill, First Aid (incl First Aid at Work Qualifications), Field craft, Marine Engineering, Meteorology, Mountain Biking, Mountain Leadership, Navigation, Physical Training, Seamanship and much more, as well as many life skills. We also encourage our young people to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme and our BTEC programmes. A lot of our qualifications that we offer are well known outside of the organisation, which will really boost a child’s CV in the near future.

Commanding Officer - Sub Lieutenant (SCC) Joseph Nelson RNR

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