Naval Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC) and Navy League Cadet Corps (NLCC)
The Naval Sea Cadet Corps was established by the Navy League of the U.S. in 1958, federally chartered on Sept. 10, 1962, and is the premier youth development program of the Navy League. Wearing the Navy uniform, modified, with support from the Navy and Coast Guard, the Sea Cadet program is designed for youth 13 through 17 years of age and the League Cadets from 11 through 13. The goals of the programs are:
- To build in every Cadet a sense of patriotism, courage and self-reliance, confidence, and similar qualities which will mold strong moral character, good citizenship traits and a drug-free, gang-free life style;
- To develop an interest and skill in seamanship and seagoing subjects;
- To instill in Cadets an appreciation of the modern Navy as an essential element of America's defense team; and
- To make Cadets aware of the prestige of a military career and increase the advancement potential of those who serve.
Details on the programs may be found at their web site www.seacadets.org.
The Massachusetts Bay Council provides support, recognition and awards to the following units in Eastern Massachusetts, including some financial aid, awards for the annual NSCC Region Swim Meet and Youth Medals to outstanding Cadets. Those units with asterisks* are sponsored by the council.
Constitution Division*, Methuen, MA
Gosnold Division*/TS Patriot State*, Buzzards Bay, MA
Joseph P. Kennedy Division*, Fall River, MA
Contact: Ensign Allen Hover, NSCC, CO JPK Division at firstname.lastname@example.org
Squadron Seven Zulu*/TS Wasp*, Quincy, MA
Worcester (CL 144) Division, Worcester, MA
David G. Oullette Division*, Coast Guard Base, Gloucester, MA
Contact: Robert Pallazola, CO, email@example.com
Massachusetts Bay Division*, Boston
NSCC REGION 1-1
For further information http://www.seacadets.org