Mobile Composite Squadron’s
Unit Fitness Program
Physical Fitness is one of the five elements that comprise the Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program. This element is administered in accordance with CAPP 60-50, Active Cadet Fitness Guide.
Our Unit Fitness Program has been developed to provide a path toward continued fitness improvement that will assist each cadet in meeting the CAP Cadet Physical Fitness Mission:
To Increase Cadet’s Physical Fitness
And To Motivate Them To Develop A Lifelong Habit Of Regular Activity
There are five facets to the Cadet Physical Fitness Program:
- Activities- Get moving! The heart of the cadet fitness program is activities. Cadets will experience a range of fun, structured activities at squadron meetings and weekend events.
- Academics- To get the most benefit from the program it’s important that cadets understand the concepts of fitness, training, nutrition, and more. Cadets learn about these ideas in both classroom and hands-on lessons, and then put them into action in their daily lives.
- Attitudes- Cadets develop a positive relationship with fitness through the support of their squadron and their peers. New cadets start by working with a fitness mentor, and then become the mentors themselves.
- Assessment- To plan where you’re going, you have to know where you are. A quarterly fitness test will help cadets identify current fitness levels for personal goal setting and progress evaluation.
- Awards- Celebrate cadets’ efforts with a variety of awards. Different awards recognize every level of fitness and each echelon of the program.
As part of our Unit Fitness Program, cadets are encouraged to set health and fitness goals, develop a commitment to contribute daily to improving themselves, and to strive to realize their true capabilities and full potential, not just in fitness but within every aspect of their lives.