October Tactical / Firefighter Training
The Baton Rouge Division held their October drill at the National Guard Base in Slidell, Louisiana. Then Slidell Fire Dept. is co-located at the base and allowed the Sea Cadets the use of their training field for firefighter training. Cadets also ran the National Guard obstacle course as a team in a tactical scenairo. Cadets enjoyed a classroom presentation of small arms of the 20th century with real examples of rife and handguns from WWI, WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. The new Type III Navy uniforms were issue to cadets in preparation for Winter Recruit Training (RT) and our Annual Inspection. Awards and promotions earned during the last month were handed out at the end of drill. A good time was had by all
Operation Feed Lake Charles
The Baton Rouge Division and its sponsors made several trips to the Lake Charles area in the days after Hurricane Laura. The Cadets and sponsors served meals and performed storm clean up. The Cadets prepared and served over 1500 meals to the community. They also removed storm debris and put blue tarps on roofs at 4 houses.
September Drill & Family Day
On 19 Sept 2020, Baton Rouge Division conducted drill at their home base, Lion King Ministries. Cadets learned how to march, properly fold their nation's flag, tie knots, and how to raise and lower the colors. New recruits were issues uniforms and began the training necessary to attend Recruit Training this winter. Despite the setbacks of COVID, the Baton Rouge Division continues to grow. Several new recruits joined and have begun their journey in the Sea Cadets. Welcome aboard to all the new Recruits and Parents!! Afterwards, the Baton Rouge Division marched the pavilion where a family day lunch was served and awards issues. Many of the cadets received awards. Great Job Cadets!! We are proud of you for your hard work and diligence.
Recruit Training Phase II / League Cadet Orientation Phase II
Over a 2 weekend period in August, Baton Rouge Division conducted Recruit Training Phase II for recruits of the Baton Rouge Division and Chenault Battalion and League Cadet Orientation Phase II for one of the Baton Rouge Division League Cadets. These recruits learned the basics necessary to become full fledged Sea Cadets. COVID made for an arduous process as recruits had to first complete Phase I of their training which was online. But these recruit persevered and completed their training. Congratulations to our newest Sea Cadets.
2020 Krewe of Orion Mardi Gras Parade
On 15-FEB-2020, Baton Rouge Division cadets marched through the streets of downtown Baton Rouge ringing in the 2020 Carnival Season as well as providing the Honor Guard for the Krewe of Orion Mardi Gras Parade. Cadets also took a moment to partake in comradery as they boarded their Commanding Officers truck and tested it for seaworthiness.
Baton Rouge Sea Cadets Banquet 2019
The Baton Rouge Division of the US Naval Sea Cadets held their annual banquet at the American Legion Hall. It was attended by over a hundred cadets, family, friends, and honored guests, including the Regional Director for Louisiana, the past Commanding Officer, the past Executive Officer, the Navy League Representative, and many supporters. Awards and promotions were handed out to cadets and awards were also presented to many of our officers. The food was excellent and the comradery was outstanding. A great time was had by all.