Questions about joining Sea Cadets?

If you have any question, please review our FAQ below. Should you need any further information, please email us using the information at the end of this page.

What are some things we do?

Some of the things we do are sailing, adventure training, marksmanship, parade drill, citizenship, seamanship, band, ceremonial drill, ceremonial flag party maneuvers, ceremonial band, summer camping (AND YOU GET PAID WHEN YOU GO TO CAMP), and a great deal more.

Do I have to join the navy or Canadian armed forces?

ABSOLUTELY NOT!
The cadet program is a great way to make friends, find out more about Canada, the maritime history of our great nation, and develop new skills that will be with you for life, no matter what career field you choose.

Will sea cadets help me at school?

You will get High School Credits, Volunteer Hours and, you may be awarded Bursaries. Your schoolwork will benefit from problem-solving and leadership skills. Sea Cadet programs will build your self confidence, efficiency, organizational skills, and prepare you for the future.

What is the cost to join?

There is a minimal cost to join Sea Cadets. If you have more than one potential new cadet in your family there is NO additional sibling costs. Also, NO PROSPECTIVE CADET RECRUIT IS TURNED AWAY DUE TO LACK OF FUNDS.

When you join, your uniforms, accoutrements, specialty training and summer camp training are provided absolutely FREE.

Are you still thinking of joining sea cadets?

The Sea Cadet program is as active, exciting and challenging as you want it to be! The success of the program is the result of a strong partnership between the Department of National Defence (DND) and the Navy League of Canada.

Support from Cadet Instructor Cadre (CIC) Officers, and civilian instructors ensure the delivery of the best possible programs to you.

RCSCC MARINER meets once a week to participate in Local Headquarters (LHQ) training programs that include a wide variety of activities

Cadet programs help you with personal development like communication and leadership skills, community awareness and involvement, and offers you fun filled activities that take place around the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, and at our new location in Surrey at the Semiahmoo Fish & Game Club.

International Exchanges & Cultural Visits

Sea Cadets have an opportunity to participate in International Exchanges & Cultural Visits.

The Department of National Defence and the Navy League of Canada jointly sponsor sea cadet exchange programs with places such as Japan, England, the United States, Germany, Sweden, Belgium, Holland, Bermuda, Russia, and several other countries around the world.

Exchanges occur annually in July and August and provide selected cadets the opportunity to experience another culture and other training programs.

Canadian Coast Guard

Annually, the Canadian Coast Guard makes a small number of berths aboard operational icebreakers available to sea cadets. The purpose of this program is to provide senior cadets with an opportunity to experience life aboard a Coast Guard Ship in order to enhance their skills in seamanship.

Summer Training

Summer training is conducted at many training centres across Canada during July and August and provides cadets with a chance to gain specialized skills and knowledge and, an opportunity to meet many other young cadets from across Canada and around the world. And, you “get paid” while attending camp!!

Cadets participate in either 2, 3, or 6 week courses in areas such as:
General Training, Seamanship, Drill & Ceremonial, Air Rifle Marksmanship, Leadership, Sailing, and Band.

If all of this sounds exciting and interesting, why not give us a phone call.
307 RCSCC MARINER’s recruitment is ongoing from the beginning of September in the new training year to May of the following year.

Additional Information & Contact

If you need additional information about RCSCC MARINER contact us via email below or visit the contact page:

General Inbox – [email protected]

Commanding Officer – Barry Zuk – [email protected]

Executive Officer – John Puckering – [email protected]