February 22nd, 2021
Spring/Summer Training Guidance
National Headquarters is pleased to release the updated Spring/Summer Training Guidance, COVID-19 Temporary Policy, and COVID-19 Intake Protocols. Please read through these documents thoroughly as we begin the exciting process of training in person this summer. If you have any additional questions not covered in these documents, please contact your cognizant NHQ Representative.
To locate these documents, please visit Homeport. All documents can be found by visiting: Homeport>Training>Training>Guidance.
You may also view the COVID-19 Temporary Policy and the COVID-19 Intake Protocols in the Policy and COVID-19 sections of Homeport.
Former Sea Cadet, USNSCC Board Member and 30-year USCG veteran, retired Master Chief Vince Patton, III, stopped by The Crow’s Nest recently to discuss leadership and lessons learned after a long - storied career of selfless service, sacrifice and dedication. Click this link >>> Master Chief to hear his words of motivation!
Digital Wellness Training
We have updated our instructions for accessing the Everfi Digital Wellness training (required for virtual ATs). (See email attachment).
Black History Month
Health Resources - In honor of Black History Month, our partners at the Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide have compiled counseling and therapy resources geared toward Black Americans (See email attachment).
Free Documentary Services - Curiosity Stream, a free documentary service available to cadets, has a curated collection of documentaries for Black History Month. Cadets just need to log in, go to "Collections" and scroll down to "Black Voices." Instructions for accessing Curiosity Stream are available at Sea Cadet Virtual Academy, Partnerships section. Click here >> SCVA.
Looking to honor an outstanding volunteer for going above and beyond the call of duty? Then click here to submit a volunteer to be recognized in the monthly Skim.
Sea Cadet Seafarer
In case you MISSED IT, catch up on the latest news and events happening at your United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps. Just click here for the latest edition of the Sea Cadet Seafarer.
Service Academy Summer Programs
We encourage eligible cadets to apply for programs offered by our nation's service academies. These programs are a great pathway for our cadets who are exploring the service academy option, and for cadets looking for an extra challenge. All summer programs will count for Advanced Training credit. West Point’s Middle School STEM program will be available for NLCC AT credit only. US Naval Academy trainings (NASS and STEM) are eligible for refunds at this time. We will notify the field if funding will be available for the remaining academy programs. Learn about all of these programs click here.
A Warm "Thank You" and Communications Update
It's hard to believe it's already the middle of February! We didn't want to miss this chance to thank you for the all the hard work you've already put in to making Sea Cadets a success in 2021. Thank you for all you do, every day, for our cadets and for this program. We know this past year has been one of constant change, and many new policies and procedures have been thrown at you.
We are working on a "Quick Start" guide for our adult volunteers, to summarize and consolidate in one place the steps that will make it easy for you to catch up and feel ready for the year ahead. We are also moving away from weekly emails to the field. Beginning in March we'll resume a monthly SKIM newsletter format.
Stay tuned for more details and thank you again for all you do.
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