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Cadet Great Start

Cadet Great Start is a comprehensive introduction to CAP for new cadets. It transforms a cohort of ordinary youth into cadet airmen in 5 short weeks, while giving cadet NCOs and officers opportunities to apply their leadership skills.

Over the five week Great Start program, new cadets will be introduced to all aspects of the Civil Air Patrol cadet program. The syllabus is organized so that new cadets will be eligible for their first promotion at the conclusion of the Great Start orientation.

Our schedule typically follows this agenda:

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5
1.1 Exciting Opportunities 0:45 2.1 Followership 0:30 2.2 Chain of Command 0:30 7.3 Curry Exam 0:30 2.42 Uniform Tutorial 0:15
1.2 Cadet Membership 0:20 2.12 Drill 1 0:30 2.13 Drill 2 0:30 7.31 Drill Test 0:15 7.41 Feedback Meetings 0:15

1.3 Mine Field 0:30 and 1.5 Parent Introduction

2.3 Customs & Courtesies 0:30 2.31 Customs & Courtesies Lab 0:30 7.2 CPFT 0:50 3.2 Preflight Activity 0:50
1.4 Great Start Overview 0:15 2.11 Identity Crisis 0:30 2.21 Grade Insignia 0:15 7.33 Recite Cadet Oath 0:05 8.4 Promotion Ceremony 0:15
        8.5 Social 0:30

 

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