Sea Cadets of­fer ad­ven­ture for youth

The Drumheller Mail - - SPORTS - Diane Thomas The Drumheller Mail

Look­ing for ad­ven­ture? The Royal Cana­dian Sea Cadet Corp will of­fer that op­por­tu­nity free of charge.

The Drumheller Sea Cadet pro­gram is for young boys and girls, ages 12 through 18. They can join any­time af­ter they turn twelve and it is free to all those who join, uni­form in­cluded. It isn’t ex­pected that ev­ery cadet turn into a sol­dier, how­ever it does teach re­spect and ded­i­ca­tion to the pro­gram it­self. The cadets are com­mu­nity ori­en­tated, work­ing with the Royal Cana­dian Le­gion, hand in hand, help­ing with pan­cake break­fasts and fish and chip night.

For new cadets, there are camps in the sum­mer for 2 weeks, and as they grow in rank, the camps are longer in du­ra­tion. The RCSCC has camps for sail­ing (Syl­van Lake), camp­ing, marks­man­ship, boot camp, jack-stay trans­fers, band, scuba div­ing (held at the BCF), rock climb­ing, white wa­ter raft­ing and more. Th­ese camps are pro­vided free to the cadets. There are march­ing drill com­pe­ti­tions held in Cal­gary, along with mu­si­cal march­ing bands.

The cadet pro­gram has ex­change pro­grams world­wide and also has a schol­ar­ship pro­gram. This year one cadet is go­ing to France to see Vimy Ridge and the se­cond cadet has ap­plied to be ex­changed at an­other corps in Ber­muda.

Royal Cana­dian Sea Cadet Corp (RCSCC) Fu­ri­ous #80 was formed in Drumheller 73 years ago, on Fe­bru­ary 17, 1943. They were named af­ter HMS Fu­ri­ous, a bat­tle cruiser from World War 1.

If you are think­ing of join­ing, please at­tend the Sea Cadet prac­tice, ev­ery Wed­nes­day night from 6:30 pm till 9 pm at the Navy League Build­ing on 3rd Ave. West, Drumheller.

Royal Cana­dian Sea Cadet Corp (RCSCC) Fu­ri­ous #80 in full dress uni­form. The of­fi­cers and cadets are: Back Row (l-r) - Dy­lan Gilling­wa­ter, Spencer Au­len­back, Joshua Wolfe, Kevin Finkbiner, Mor­gan John­son-Tait and SLT James Mun­dell. Middle Row (l-r)- Lt(N) Steve Proudler, Madi­son Sch­midt, Dustin Fin­ley, Nolan Ranger, Evan Rus­sell, Shawnna Wheeler-John­ston, Mya Rus­sell and A/SLt El­iz­a­beth Mun­dell. Front Row (l-r) Michael Levkovys­tky, Daymien Kothlow, Chris­tian Ferro and Katie Hanik.

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