THANK YOU for supporting your son’s or daughter's membership in the Civil Air Patrol's Cadet Program.
Through their experiences as CAP cadets, young people develop into responsible citizens and become tomorrow's aerospace leaders. CAP is the volunteer, nonprofit auxiliary of the US Air Force. Its three missions are to develop its cadets, educate Americans on the importance of aviation and space, and perform life-saving, humanitarian missions. This guide provides an overview of the Cadet Program. To learn more, visit capmembers.com/parents, or speak with your local squadron commander.
Cadets will attend weekly squadron meetings and one special “Saturday” activity per month, if available. It’s important to arrive on time and to let someone know about an absence.
• Cadets are expected to complete achievements and advance through the cadet program. This requires independently studying leadership and aerospace materials and taking Online tests outside of meetings. Many squadrons also communicate through email. Thank you for allowing your cadet sufficient Internet access to complete these tasks.
• Cadets are encouraged to attend encampment, the highlight of a cadet’s first year. An encampment is usually an overnight experience, 1-week in duration, held in the summer or over winter break.
• If your cadet participates in special activities such as the Cyber Patriot team, color guard, or drill team, they are making a commitment to that team. Discuss the time requirements for participation beforehand with your cadet and local leaders.
• Many young people participate in multiple after-school activities. Be aware that when other commitments result in the cadet showing up late or missing meetings, that could affect their role in the squadron and eligibility for special activities.
Today’s cadets are tomorrow’s aerospace leaders. Through its Cadet Program, Civil Air Patrol has been transforming youth into responsible citizens since 1942.To achieve its overall goals, the Cadet Program is organized around four main program elements:Leadership, Aerospace, Fitness and Character. For America to exploit the talents of bright, capable youth, today's young people must become good citizens willing to serve their community and contribute to something larger than themselves. CAP produces leaders who are first and foremost responsible citizens.
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