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The Naval Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC) Program & Objectives

The Naval Sea Cadet Corps offers a nautically orientet training program for young Americans who are 13 years old and have not reached their 18th birthday. The NSCC allows high school aged cadets to gain a broad educational base in the sea and ships, and our nation's seagoing services. This program is sponsored by the U.S. Navy League, a non-profit organization and operated through a National organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. Community sponsorships are obtained through local and civic organizations within the Greater Los Angeles area.

The objectives of the NSCC are to give "teen" aged cadets mental, moral and physical training, through the use of naval and other instruction, with the object of instilling in them a sense of duty, disciple, self-respect, and a respect for others.

Our program complies with American with Disabilities Act (ADA) with no exception.

A medical examination similar to a high school sports physical is required for all cadet applicants to the Naval Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC) or Navy League Cadet Corps (NLCC). No one will be denied admission to the NSCC/NLCC due to a medical disability. Where a medical condition precludes full, unlimited participation, a Request for Accommodation (NSCADM 015) may be presented by the parent or guardian for review so the cadet may participate in NSCC activities to the maximum extent possible.

Adult applicants must be in good health commensurate with their age group and be free from any ailment or condition that would prevent them from satisfactorily performing their primary duty of supervising youth. NOTE: Adults not physically qualified to perform all duties may still participate with a waiver from NHQ considering the parameters of their expected contribution to the NSCC program.

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Cadet recruits (E-1) attend a two week recruit training indoctrination at Navy and Coast Guard recruit training commands and regional locations. Upon completion of additional training and academic requirements, cadets may advance through the NSCC rate structure, eventually attaining the rate of Chief Petty Officer (E-7).

Since NSCC is a member of the International Sea Cadet Association (ISCA), Cadets have the opportunity each summer to meet their foreign exchange program counterparts from Australia, Bermuda, Canada, Great Britain, Japan, the Netherlands, South Africa, Russia and Sweden.

Our Division

The Betsy Ross Naval Sea Cadets meet every Monday and one Saturday per month (5 times a month) at the Patrick Henry Army Reserve Center in Sherman Oaks. The Division is structured along military lines and closely reflects the Navy; fostering team work, camaraderie and an understanding of the military command structure.

Patric Henry Daniels Army Reserve Center (Patric Henry Daniels Army Reserve Center, 5161 Sepulveda Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA)

The Betsy Ross Division will often participate in community events such as parades and fairs. They may also tour Navy and Coast Guard ships and shore stations. The Division may also participate in community service such as working in Veteran's Hospitals, organizing clothing and food drives, or participating as honor guards.

Betsy Ross Cadets set-up tables at DAR Meeting in 2009 (Betsy Ross Cadets set-up tables at DAR Meeting in 2009)

Physical Readiness Testing (PRT) Requirements

The USNSCC Standards for Cadet Physical Fitness are provided in the attached Notebook and attached PRT Age Specific Requirements.

Each Cadet must pass PRT unless an accommodation is requested for a cadet under the Americans with Disabilities Act via NSCADM 015.

A medical examination similar to a high school sports physical is required for all cadet applicants to the Naval Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC) or Navy League Cadet Corps (NLCC). No one will be denied admission to the NSCC/NLCC due to a medical disability. Where a medical condition precludes full, unlimited participation, a Request for Accommodation (NSCADM 015) may be presented by the parent or guardian for review so the cadet may participate in NSCC activities to the maximum extent possible.

Adult applicants must be in good health commensurate with their age group and be free from any ailment or condition that would prevent them from satisfactorily performing their primary duty of supervising youth. NOTE: Adults not physically qualified to perform all duties may still participate with a waiver from NHQ considering the parameters of their expected contribution to the NSCC program.

PRT is scheduled at least three times a year and can be found in the Unit's Plan of the Year that can be found on the "Unit 2012 Calendar" webpage.

With successful completion of PRT, Cadets will be allowed to be promoted, attend Local Arranged Trainings, Winter or Summer Trainings; and, be recommended for USNSCC Awards.

Click here to access Navy League & Sea Cadet PRT Requirements. Requirements are sorted by Age.

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Physical Readiness Testing (PRT) Results

Click here to access 13 NOV 12 NSCC PRT Results

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Click here to access NSCC/NLCC PHYSICAL READINESS TESTING NOTEBOOK

Our Training Goals

Bryce Canyon's Training Goals for each Naval Sea Cadet include, but are not limited to:

1. Learn how to wear modified Navy uniform

2. Take Navy/USCG Correspondence Courses

3. Select and Pass Navy/USCG Subjects for Training

4. Attend 2 week NSCC RTC "Boot Camp"

5. Attend "Flagship" each year

6. Obtain a 2.75 min. GPA in school

7. Advanced training in Shipboard, Music, Sea Bee, Aviation, Corpsman, Field Training, etc.

8. Advance in rate through Navy Correspondence Courses and Examinations

Betsy Ross Cadets at Flagship Fire Fighting Betsy Ross Cadets at Flagship Fire Fighting

Cadet Testimonials

In their Own Words

Current Cadet

Seaman Wendy Tlatenchi

High School Senior

North Hollywood

October 18, 2010

I love the program. It has taught me a lot in the two years I've been with Betsy Ross Division.

The training you receive is awesome. I received advanced training as a Hospital Corpsman. I was away from home for the first time for one and a half weeks, which was really fun. My Division went to flagship where they placed 2nd in the overall competition. I was also part of the Divisional Color Guard during ceremonies at Dodger Stadium.

I was not always the best student. I really needed to do something about it. Since getting into my Sea Cadet division, my grades are a lot better, I tend to finish things, get organized and get stuff done. Now I have a 3.4 grade point average and preparing to go to college where I want to major in mechanical engineering at either U.C. Davis or Cal Poly Pomona.

Cadet Alumni

Alicia Lopez-Sanchez

January 2010

I know it sounds like a show off, but Betsy Ross Division was the best. Not only did we look good, but we also gave our 100% to be better than the other divisions, and we did. In 1995 we placed first place in Flagship.

Yes, you have to work hard, wake up early on Saturdays for flagship practice. During the week, manage our schedules effectively to make it to practice, put up with people screaming at you, iron those uniforms to be perfect for inspection, put up with training and classes, believe me it takes a lot of hard work, discipline, responsibility, and maturity. I mean you have to commit to it, but if you think about it is all worth it. As for me, it was worth it. In the Sea Cadets I found a second family and the satisfaction I got from it is unique. I saw myself growing, maturing and I gave it my best every single day I was there. I knew I was good at marching, I became good at knot tying, I was a part of the color guard team, and during inspection I was always perfect. After I graduated I became a Midshipmen and eventually became an officer. Fifteen years later I still feel the pride in my blood because it is something that once you are a part of it, you can never forget about it. What you get out of the Sea Cadets will be a unique experience that will stay with you for the rest of your life. That is why I enjoyed it. Take advantage of the opportunity to be a part of the Sea Cadet Corps.

January 2010

Qualifications for Sea Cadet Enrollment

Guidelines and qualifications for enrollment for Navy League Cadet Corps or U.S. Naval Sea Cadets are found in Naval Sea Cadet Corps Administartion Manual, Chapter (1). The main points are:

1. ALL prespective applicants must be United States citizens.

2A. For Navy League Cadets (NLCC): Applicants must be atleast 11 years old but not yet reached 13 years old.

2B. For Sea Cadets (NSCC): Applicants must be at least 13 years old but not have reached their 18th birthday.

3. Take a physical examination that is similar to a high school sports examination. (See "Enrolling" paragraph #3 below for additional information.)

4. Must be enrolled in school, either public, private or a sanctioned home school program and have a satisfactory scholastic standing.

5. Applicants must posses good moral character, be unmarried, not pregnant, drug free and free of felony convictions.

How to Become a Cadet

Cadet Enrollment starts be attending an Open House event conducted at the Division's facilities in Sherman Oaks.

Please contact the unit for the next scheduled Open House at (phone number goes here).

It will be during Open House applicants and their parent(s) or guardian(s) will be briefed on the following:

1. Objectives, purposes and benefits of Bryce Canyon Divisional Programs.

2. Relationship of the NSCC/NLCC to the Navy, other military Services and the Navy League or other sponsoring organizations.

3. Costs involved in the program.

4. Drill attendance, personal appearance (grooming standards).

5. Needed parental support for unit activities, drill attendance, grooming, training, etc.

6. Illness and Injury coverage provided by the Naval Sea Cadet Corps Accident Insurrance Program.

7. Standard releases and their purposes. Without a signed release, the cadet cannot be enroll.

8. Medical and physical fitness requirements.

9. The possibility of parent/guardian affiliation with the Division as officers or instructors.

Enrolling

The following forms, which a parent or guardian may assist in completing, must be submitted to the Unit Commanding Officer:

1. Cadet Application and Agreemnet/Standard Release (NSCADM 001) that contains all required personal data less Medical information

2. Medical Forms (NSCADM 020 and 021).

Note: Please make an appointment with your doctor for a physical examination, if the last physical is more than 90 days from time of submitting application, and for required immunizations.

3. No one will be denied admission to the Navy Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC) due to a medical disability. A cadet applicant whose medical condition precludes full, unlimited participation, should complete a Request for Accommodation (NSCADM 015) presented by their parent or guardian for review so the cadet may participate in NSCC activities to the maximum extent possible.

Forms can be obtained by using the "Forms" Hot Button below.

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