Who are the Sea Cadets?
We believe we are the best youth organization around. Our purpose is to build character, core values of respect, team work, self confidence, leadership, and most important of all to make the right choices in life that will guarantee each of them success, while having a lot of fun!
What do Sea Cadets do?
Sea Cadets are provided the opportunity to visit Naval and Coast Guard ships, bases and stations, provide color guards for community functions, and have the opportunity to do many other exciting experiences other youth only dream about. We encourage and aid American youth to develop an interest and skill in basic seamanship, and in its naval adaptations, to train them in seagoing skills, and teach them patriotism, courage, self-reliance, and kindred virtues.
Will cadets be required to serve in the Armed Forces?
No. Our purpose is not to train recruits for the military. When training with the Navy, US Naval OPNAV INSTRUCTION 5760.5C (Navy Support and Assistance to Youth Groups) directs that “Active recruiting of members of youth groups shall not be undertaken wile guests of the Navy”.
Is there a fee?
Yes. Dues for initial enrollment and annual renewal cover costs of required uniforms, insignia and basic group insurance coverage, as well as administrative and training related costs. Most families find the dues quite affordable, with costs similar to some high school sports participation fees.
Who can join?
In order to join the Navy League Cadet Corps (ages 10 to 13) or the Naval Sea Cadet Corps (ages 14 to end of high school). The U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps will never discriminate based on race, sex, color, religion, national origin, or disability. It is very important to us to promote a culture of inclusion in our Sea Cadet family.
What uniforms do cadets wear?
The Secretary of the Navy authorized our cadets to wear Navy enlisted uniforms with distinctive Sea Cadet insignia. To outsiders, we represent the U.S. Navy, and when in uniform we behave accordingly. All uniforms remain property of the Navy and must be returned once a cadet leaves the program.
What attendance is required?
Cadets are required to maintain a minimum attendance of 75%. Every cadet is required to attend a minimum of one training contingent each year.
Thank you for your interest in the Twin Cities Sea Cadet color guard. If you are interested in having us perform at your event, please submit the Color Guard Request Form and an Officer will contact you.
Color Guard Request