Achievements to date
The aim of the Sea Cadet Corps is to inspire young people to the best possible head start in life through nautical adventure and challenge. The ethos and traditions of the Royal Navy are at the heart of the Sea Cadets and we follow the same corps values. Sea Cadets can get qualifications in a whole range of skills from waterborne activities, sailing, rowing, paddlesport, to land based qualifications, first aid, catering, marine engineering with most of our qualifications accredited by the leading UK bodies, RYA, BCU, Duke of Edinburgh Award and the Pearson Edexcel BTEC Level 1 & 2 in Teamwork and Leadership.
The unit in 2014 was awarded the TS Indefatigable Award for being the most improved sea cadet unit in the country. In 2015 the unit was then awarded the area awards for Boatwork, The Bennett Cup and the Duke of Edinburgh Award Shield.
The unit has used the funds to purchase a Pyranha Speeder Kayak to allow cadets to learn BCU paddlesport qualification, accessing the water and access new sporting opportunities and participate in the Sea Cadet paddlesport competitions. Paddlesport helps to develop of young peoples skills, teamwork while promoting a healthy lifestyle and athleticism.
Over the last twenty years, £198,554 has been awarded to individuals and organisations across Kent.