RCSCC (Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corp) 253 Crescent - Bolton Sea Cadets is a non profit FREE program offering leadership development and seamanship training to prepare and empower youth aged 12 to 18 years.

Regular 253 Crescent Corp meetings are Mondays 6:30 to 9:30 PM at the ABCC (Albion Bolton Community Centre), 150 Queen Street in Bolton Ontario.

At this time, there is no cost to join Sea Cadets. Uniforms are loaned to Cadets free of charge but remain the property of Canadian Forces.

WHY SEA CADETS? 

Royal Canadian Sea Cadets learn about the naval and maritime environment by participating in a variety of activities on and off the water. 

Sea Cadets specialize in sailing, seamanship, shipboard life, naval communications, power boat handling, boat repair, and marine engineering. Selected senior cadets have the opportunity to attend international exchanges, to sail aboard a Tall Ship or participate in ship deployments aboard Canadian Navy and Coast Guard ships. Additionally, Sea Cadets can compete for a chance to participate in annual sailing regattas! 

Sea Cadets also participate in ceremonial events and citizenship activities that allow them to connect to their Canadian naval heritage. 

The hands-on activities, exciting challenges and leadership opportunities for Sea Cadets are many. Canada’s motto, A Mari usque ad Mare (“From Sea to Sea“) can be applied to Sea Cadets. With Sea Cadet Corps found all across the country and given Canada’s abundance of water and shoreline, the opportunities are many whether inland or on either coast .You are bound to observe a Sea Cadet making a splash somewhere, from sea to sea! 

Sea Cadets participate in... 

  • Sailing

  • Nautical Activities 

  • Naval Communications 

  • Team Sports 

  • Shipboard Life 

  • Tall Ship training 

  • Citizenship 

  • Drill 

  • Effective Speaking 

  • General Cadet Knowledge 

  • Physical Fitness 

  • Sensible Living 

  • Marksmanship 

  • Radio Communication 

  • instructional Techniques 

  • Leadership 

  • Navigation 

  • Meteorology 

 

International Exchanges and Cultural Visits 

Sea Cadets have the opportunity to participate in International Exchanges and Cultural Visits in the following countries: 

  • Australia 

  • Bermuda 

  • Japan 

  • South Korea 

  • Netherlands 

  • Sweden 

  • United Kingdom 

  • United States of America 

  

Summer Training Opportunities 

General Training 

The General Training Course provides cadets who have recently joined the Cadet Program an introductory summer training experience where they will participate in a variety of activities from each specialty, to include Drill and Ceremonial, Music, Marksmanship, Sail, and Seamanship. Cadets applying for this course should have successfully completed Phase One. 

Basic Seamanship 

The Basic Seamanship Course provides cadets an opportunity to build on seamanship skills learned at the corps and to participate in advanced seamanship activities. Activities include rope work, small craft operation (whaler) training, a day sail on a Sea Cadet Training Vessel, and naval communication. Cadets applying for this course should be 13–14 years of age, and have successfully completed Phase Two. 

Boatswain’s Mate 

The Boatswain’s Mate Course provides cadets an opportunity to participate in advanced seamanship training and obtain the knowledge and skills required to act as Boatswain's Mate onboard a Sea Cadet Training Vessel (SCTV) within the Sea Cadet Program. Activities include Activities include rope work, marine navigation, ship’s operations and damage control. Cadets applying for this course should be 15–16 years of age, have successfully completed the Ship’s Boat Operator Course (or equivalent) and Phase Four. 

Basic Drill and Ceremonial (Sea) 

The Basic Drill and Ceremonial (Sea) Course provides cadets an opportunity to build on drill learned at the corps, participate in advanced drill and ceremonial activities, and to develop leadership skills and knowledge; while performing the role of a team leader. Activities include commanding a squad on parade, drill with arms, flag drill, naval field gun drill and marksmanship training. Cadets applying for this course should be 13–14 years of age, and have successfully completed Phase Two. 

Drill and Ceremonial Instructor (Sea) 

The Drill and Ceremonial Instructor (Sea) Course provides cadets an opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge to become a Drill and Ceremonial Instructor. Activities include advanced drill, instructional techniques and leadership. Cadets applying for this course should be 14–15 years of age, and have successfully completed Phase Three. 

Basic Sail 

The Basic Sail course provides cadets an opportunity to develop basic sail skills and build on knowledge learned at the corps. Cadets applying for this course should be 13–14 years of age, and have successfully completed Phase Two. 

Intermediate Sail 

The Intermediate Sail Course provides cadets an opportunity to develop more advanced sailing and basic power boating skills. Activities include first aid, sailing and small craft operator training. Cadets applying for this course should have obtained a Canadian Yachting Association White Sail Level Three Qualification, be 14–15 years of age, and have successfully completed Phase Three. 

Sail Instructor 

The Sail Instructor Course provides cadets an opportunity to develop advanced sailing skills, become a qualified safety boat operator and a trained sail instructor. Activities include advanced sailing techniques, instructional techniques, coaching, and small craft and safety boat operation. Cadets applying for this course should have obtained a Canadian Yachting Association Bronze Four Qualification, Small Craft Operator Program Modules One and Three, and a Standard First Aid Qualification, be at least 16 years of age as of December 31 of the year to which they will be participating in the course and have successfully completed Phase Four. 

Advanced Sail 

The Advanced Sail Course provides cadets an opportunity to develop advanced sail and racing skills. Cadets applying for this course should have obtained a Canadian Yachting Association Bronze Five Qualification, have successfully completed the Intermediate Sail Course, and have successfully completed Phase Four. 

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions!