Interested in Joining Sea Cadets in the Tri-Cities (Port Moody, Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam)?
STEP ONE: LEARN ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Sea Cadets is one of three elements of the Canadian Cadet Organization. As a Program, our aim is:
to develop in youth the attributes of good citizenship and leadership;
to promote physical fitness; and
to stimulate interest in the sea element of the Canadian Forces.
Along with sailing, sports, outdoor adventure training, first aid, learning about shipboard life and naval traditions and marksmanship, our corps also has an active Music Program.
Cadets are required to partake in fundraising activities to help support unit activities and administration. To support the GRILSE’s activities and needs, our sponsoring Branch of the Navy League asks each Cadet for a $125.00 administration fee. To learn more about this admin fee, and options for paying it, please contact our Navy League Branch at: PoCoMoNavyLeague@gmail.com
Want to see some of the things we do? Check out our Facebook page!
STEP TWO: DETERMINE IF YOU MEET THE JOINING REQUIREMENTS
To join cadets you must:
- be a legal resident of Canada: ( a Canadian citizen, a landed immigrant, or, the dependant of a person who is lawfully resident in Canada on a temporary basis for the purpose of education or employment.)
- provide proof of provincial health insurance coverage or equivalent;
- be at least 12 years of age;
- not have reached 19 years of age;
- normally be in good physical condition;
- not belong to another Cadet corps or squadron; and
- be acceptable to the Commanding Officer (CO) of the cadet corps or squadron.
The CO of the cadet corps or squadron shall review and approve all membership applications. In cases where a youth who has a medical, physical or mental condition which could cause issues with training, the CO will consult with our Regional Headquarters for guidance.
Besides that, you need to have a keen interest in the program and be motivated to participate. RCSCC GRILSE parades once each week, Wednesdays, from 1830hrs to 2115hrs (6:30 – 9:15 PM.) All Cadets are expected to attend, but we understand that there are legitimate reasons for absence on occasion. If you need to miss Cadets, you will be expected to phone your Divisional Petty Officer, or phone a staff member and leave a message explaining why you will be absent. Unexcused absences are recorded, and may count against you for consideration of awards, promotions, summer training selection, etc.
There are several days throughout the year that are also considered mandatory:
Remembrance Day – 11 November;
Battle of the Atlantic – First Sunday of May;
Annual Ceremonial Review – one day early in June; and
A few weekend activities.
STEP THREE: FILL OUT THE PAPERWORK
There is a bit of paperwork we will need you to fill out to enroll in Sea Cadets.
1. First you must complete the CF1158 Application For Cadet Membership form. You can type your information directly into the form and then print it. This form should be printed on Legal size paper (8.5 x 14 inches, or 215.9 × 355.6 mm) if possible.
2. Next, you will also need to bring a photocopy of your:
– Birth Certificate
– BC Health Care Card
– If you were born outside of Canada, a copy of your citizenship papers or Landed Immigrant card.
Depending on the answers to certain health related questions on the membership application, we may ask you to complete additional health information forms.
All information will be kept confidential, and stored securely in accordance with Government of Canada guidelines for personal information.
3. And finally, you must complete a Parent Information Package. RCSCC GRILSE is supported through your volunteer efforts and financial contributions. Both of these are managed by the PoCoMo Branch of the Navy League of Canada. With your Application for Cadet Membership form, please complete the a Parent Information form and provide a $125.00 Administrative fee found in the Navy League’s Welcome package.
STEP FOUR: COME VISIT US!
We parade on Wednesdays from 1830hrs to 2115hrs (6:30 – 9:30 PM) at the Old Mill Boat House in Rocky Point Park, Port Moody.
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
After you join cadets, you will participate in the New Entry Training Program, a five-week rotation during which you will learn about the fundamentals of the Sea Cadet Program. When this rotation is complete, you will move into Phase One (first year) Training, and begin your cadet career. Uniforms are generally issued within the first few weeks. After New Entry Training is complete, you are sworn in and will officially be a member of RCSCC GRILSE!
We hope to see you soon! If you have any questions, please contact us.
Cadets can also earn High School Credits simply by actively participating in the program! Cadets is one of the sources of External Credits that can be granted by the BC Ministry of Education.
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