Navy League Cadets Information for Parents

The Navy League Cadet program welcomes boys and girls between the ages of 9 and 12. Cadets come from many different backgrounds to share a common interest.

MAKE FRIENDS. HAVE FUN.

There are more than 3,500 Navy League Cadets in 102 communities across Canada. They’re learning good citizenship, leadership, a sense of duty, self-discipline, teamwork, healthy living and respect for others.

 And they learn these skills through fun activities which include:

Sailing
Camping
Swimming
Music
Sports
Parades
First-Aid
Water Safety
Communications
Trips

HOW OFTEN DO NAVY LEAGUE CADETS MEET?

Most corps (pronounced “core” — that’s what we call each group) meet one evening each week from September to June. Some corps host occasional weekend activities or trips, as well.

IS IT A MILITARY PROGRAM?

No. The Navy League of Canada is a civilian organization. Our cadet program uses a naval theme as a platform to develop good citizenship, leadership, a sense of duty, self-discipline, teamwork, healthy living and respect for others.

HOW MUCH DOES THE PROGRAM COST?

Almost all corps are free, though some charge a small administration fee. To help fund NL programs and cover the costs of uniforms, cadets and their parents are required to participate in fundraising activities.

DO CADETS HAVE TO BUY UNIFORMS?

No. Cadet uniforms are provided by The Navy League of Canada. Cadets are required to maintain their uniforms and return them when they leave the program.