The Gloucester Sea Cadets of the Ouellet Division is the North Shore's contingent of the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps (USNSCC). It is a non-profit youth program for Americans ages 11-18. They train at the U.S. Coast Guard Station based at Harbor Loop. They meet twice a month, on average, with addition Recruit Trainings (like basic training for new recruits) and Advanced Trainings throughout the year for specialized courses in medical, SCUBA, seamanship, aviation, and construction, etc. They are "high achievers" in life and in school; although they have no obligation to enter the military, most of them do indeed plan to either enlist or become an officer. Their experiences and training in the Gloucester Sea Cadets give them an advantage upon entering the military, in both hands on experience and leadership skills. Our website is still in progress, but I included it anyway for you to see, but you can also look up our Facebook page, too.
As our program grows we will become more involved in the Gloucester community, reaching out to and supporting area veterans through the local chapters of organizations like the AMVETS, VFW, American Legion and the Gloucester Veterans Services Office. We would also like to become involved in school projects and volunteer on Gloucester sailing ships. All of these plans will feed into the cadets' understanding of Gloucester's heritage and build upon their own sense of community service and leadership skills.
Funded by Gloucester, MA (February 2016)