Sea Cadets offer adventure for youth
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.