Our Bootie Cadets range from 10 - 11 years, after which they make the decision whether to progress into Blue Jacket Cadets or Marine Cadets. Bootie Cadet's follow the same scheme of work as the Junior cadets however additionally train with the Marine Cadets to experience skills, knowledge and culture of the green side of ship. 

Marine Training

In addition to the fun packed syllabus the Junior cadets follow, our Bootie cadets also regularly train with the Marine side of TS Cutlass.


This includes:


  • Fieldcraft

  • Drill

  • Map Reading

  • Combat and advance to contact

  • Weapons used by the Royal Marines

  • Camouflage & Concealment

Training Afloat

Our junior cadets are given the opportunity to learn a variety of boating. We currently offer training on the following disciplines:


  • Paddlesports (Kayaking/Canoeing)

  • Powerboating

  • Rowing

  • Sailing


Which provide the cadets with a level of training to gain them nationally recognised qualifications.

Colour Stepping Stones & Advancement

Our Junior Cadets progress by achieving coloured stepping stone badges aswell as completing advancement subjects. By doing this they will become eligable for promotion to their next rank.


Our Junior Cadet advance through the below ranks:


  • Junior Cadet

  • Junior Cadet 2nd Class

  • Junior Cadet 1st Class

  • Leading Junior


Alongside this our Juniors are given the opportunity achieve their coloured Stepping stones as below:


  • Green - Land & Field Based

  • Blue - Waterbourne and The Navy

  • Red - Unit Activities

  • Yellow - Community


Junior Cadets are issued with a brassard that is worn on their arm to display their badges.

Adventurous Activities


Our Junior Cadets are given the opportunity to get involved in a variety of different Adventurous Activities.


Most commonly but not limited to are:


  • Archery

  • Shooting

  • High Ropes

  • Climbing

  • Fencing

  • Team Building

  • Orienteering

  • Camp Craft

  • Expedition Training

  • Various Sports