At Mansfield 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 Mansfield 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."
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.
In the summer months - May to August - we spend most Tuesday and Thursday evenings boating at Kings Mill Reservoir. We have a number of sailing dinghies, two handed and single handed, most Cadets learn how to sail to at least RYA stage 1 or stage 2.
We also have kayaks, cadets learn how to paddle and there are BCU qualifications to be gained.
The Unit has two Trinity 500 rowing boats, cadets learn how to row these with four crew plus a cox.
There are also opportunities for learning how to drive power boats within the unit.
Once cadets have spent some time learning the basics of the above boating activities there are opportunities for going away at weekends to training centres for more specific training and gaining more qualifications. There are also opportunities for going away for week long trips on T S Royalist, the corps own tall ship.
So, if you think this is the sort of thing you would enjoy and you live within travelling distance of Mansfield, get in touch with us!
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