Earlier this year, for the first time across Canada, the Navy League of Canada was honored by the Town of Milton when Mayor Gordon Krantz proclaimed May 2021 as Navy League Month!
The Milton Branch of the Navy League of Canada was established 35 years ago with the intent of raising good citizens through the Sea Cadet program by co-sponsoring the Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps (RCSCC) CHAUDIERE, which runs a program for young Canadians ages 12 – 19. Last year, the Milton Branch opened another cadet unit for younger kids. The Navy League Cadet Corps (NLCC)ADVENTURE is solely run by the Milton Branch, and it runs a program developed for younger audiences, ages 9-12 on Friday evenings. Both programs run along nautical lines and cadets learn the basics of seamanship, navigation, nautical knots and other topics in citizenship and leadership.
The pandemic forced both programs to an online platform and both continued to thrive. With an emphasis on navigation, leadership, and a component to qualify our cadets as Toastmasters, our Sea Cadets continued to flourish on Wednesday evenings and on Fridays,
our younger Navy League cadets learned about different classification of ships, and a big component of space, which included a guest speaker from Penn State University, Dr. Langelaan, who talked about the drone they are developing for NASA, as it is set to
explore Titan, a moon of Saturn! The cadets then got to try to create their own rockets and space vehicles and make presentations on space explorers!
With the flag of the Navy League flying at Town Hall, the Navy League of Canada Milton Branch has proved that where there is a will, there is a way. You can find out more about what they do at www.miltonnavyleague.com