This is the unofficial website for Navy League Cadets - Bowmanville. This site is not representative of the Canadian Forces, the Royal Canadian Sea Cadets, or the Navy League of Canada.
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We are a non-profit registered charity that introduces young people (9-12) to a nautical life. We closely resemble the Sea Cadets but do not come under the direction or funding of the Department of Defense (DND) as the Sea Cadets do. We operate under the direction of the Navy League of Canada - Ontario Division - a civilian organization that aims to help young Canadians learn life skills including citizenship, leadership and teamwork.

We hold regular training September through June on Monday nights from 6:30 to 9:00. 


We provide organization, sponsorship and support through Cadet movements. Through the provision of recreational opportunities and training, we promote the physical and mental fitness of the boys and girls participating in the Cadet Programme.

Uniforms and equipment are provided to the Cadets free of charge and are paid for through fundraising and donations.

Navy League Cadets get to do a lot of fun, interesting activities, in an environment that emphasises teamwork. The Navy League Cadet Program is a great place to make friends and do things you wouldn't get to do anywhere else.

As a recently formed corps (as of September 2015), we are continually adding recreational and training opportunities for our Cadets. Most notably, we hosted a Squadron competition (March 2018) where the cadets of Jeffrey Squadron were able to demonstrate their skills in first aid, seamanship, drill and semaphore. NLCC Challenger was proud to bring home 3rd place medals for both first aid and seamanship in our very first competition.

Please see our Events page for more information on our current activities.