Civil Air Patrol encourages youth to live the timeless Core Values of Integrity, Volunteer Service, Excellence, and Respect. CAP develops character in its cadets through formal values education and informal mentoring as ethical dilemmas arise in cadets' lives.
During each Achievement, cadets participate in a character development forum using the materials found below, under the heading “Character Resources."
New for 2011 (Effective Feb. 1)
The goal is for new cadets to understand and appreciate that the Core Values and a pro-safety attitude are essential aspects of cadet life.
Implementation Guidelines for Achievement 1
Cadets complete Achievement 1’s two character tasks with a group of other new cadets in a classroom setting, or with a mentor / tutor in a one-on-one setting. Both lessons are discussion-based and can be completed in about 40 minutes. After completing the Introduction to Safety lesson, cadets take a short quiz. Cadets need to score 80% or higher on the quiz; if their score is less than 80%, they can correct the quiz to 100% with a mentor’s help.
Recordkeeping for Achievement 1
When a cadet satisfies Achievement 1’s character requirements, a member of the senior staff updates the cadet’s record in eServices using the Cadet Promotions Application.
Local leaders who would like to share feedback about the new Introduction to Safety portion of the character development program are welcome to email the CAP Safety Team.
All cadets who have already completed Achievement 1 must pass the safety test by March 31, 2011.