One of Skelmersdale’s best kept secrets is opening its doors to the town’s young people on Saturday 12th March. Anyone aged 10-17 is welcome to join Skelmersdale Sea Cadets for their “Come and Try It” session from 12-2pm where they can get involved in a variety of Sea Cadets activities and team games, for free.
Based in Tanhouse, next to Hillside Primary School, Skelmersdale Sea Cadets was established in 1985 and since then has supported many young people to get the best possible head start in life through nautical adventure and fun. They meet twice a week on Tuesday and Friday evenings, as well as having several weekends away a year, when they take part in a variety of activities on land and on water. Not only do the Cadets discover new skills and interests, they also develop their confidence, self-discipline and ability to work in teams.
Commanding Officer, PO (SCC) Billy Halliday, says, “I am very proud to be the Commanding Officer of Skelmersdale Sea Cadets. I joined as a Cadet many years ago and have gained so much as a Cadet and a volunteer. Young people can take part in all kinds of competitions from power boating and sailing, to football, music and drill, plus learn nautical skills as they complete their training. Not only is it fun, but the new skills definitely give our Cadets a head start and boost their confidence.”
Skelmersdale Sea Cadets currently has spaces for more young people and volunteers to join their ranks so anyone who interested is welcome to join the “Come and Try It” session between 12-2pm at TS Rodney, Tawd Road, Skelmersdale, WN8 6BS on Saturday 12th March. Otherwise, please feel free to drop in on any Tuesday or Friday evening from 7pm to find out about the incredible opportunities that are available with Sea Cadets.