Cadet Programs Resources
This page is meant as a starting place for Senior Members and Cadet Cadre working with Cadet Programs. Below are several areas that encompass the Cadet Programs Curriculum.
Cadet Protection Policy (CPP) Training Resources
As part of CAP’s commitment to keeping cadets safe from the risk of abuse, both adults and cadets are required to satisfactorily complete Cadet Protection Policy (CPP) training. Click the link below to access the training resources:
Cadet Programs Publications
Regulations (R), Pamphlets (P) and Forms (F)
To ensure you are obtaining the most up-to-date publications,
click on the “Civil Air Patrol National Publication Library” link.
Links on the left side menu of this page will guide you
to the publication(s) you wish to review:
The most frequently referenced CAPR (Regulations), CAPP (Pamphlets) and CAPF (Forms) for Cadet Programs are listed below. This is NOT an exclusive list of resources.
Cadet Program Management:
CAPR 60-1: Cadet Program Management
CAPF 60-91: Cadet Leadership Feedback Form – Phase I
CAPF 60-92: Cadet Leadership Feedback Form – Phase II
CAPF 60-93: Cadet Leadership Feedback Form – Phase III
CAPF 60-94: Cadet Leadership Feedback Form – Phase IV
Cadet Great Start:
CAPR 280-2: Civil Air Patrol Aerospace Education Mission
CAPP 15: Aerospace Education Officers’ Handbook
CAPP 60-40: Cadet Orientation Flight Program Guide
Character Development (Rev. 1 Jan 2019):
The New Values for Living 2.0 Character Development Curriculum
- The new lessons will run on a two-year cycle starting with the January lesson on Integrity. The lessons build on each other and are intended to be done in order, so every squadron will be doing the same lesson the same month.
- Phase 1 and 2 cadets will be participants in the new program. Phase 3 cadets will be your assistant facilitators and will help run the small group discussions and activities.
- The new lessons use a facilitated learning model designed to give the cadets a transformational learning experience that helps them internalize the character trait in each lesson.
- The old Values for Living materials are no longer authorized after the end of this year, so no more FACS analyses after January 1.
Instructor Training to Ensure Your Success
- The Air Force Academy worked with us to produce a training program for everyone teaching character forums. It is now available in the Online Learning section of eServices. It consists of nine training videos that have a total run time of about an hour, so the training can be done easily in an evening. This facilitator training is not mandatory but is highly recommended. If you are doing character development forums please schedule the time to go through the training for the new program because it will help ensure you understand how the new lessons work and will contribute greatly to your success.
- You can access the facilitator course in the Chaplain section of the CAP Learning Management System at: https://www.capnhq.gov/CAP.LMS.Web/Default.aspx
- There is a link at the end of the training to download a leader’s guide.
How to Access the New Curriculum
- You can access the 2019 lessons in the cadet character library at https://www.gocivilairpatrol.com/programs/cadets/library/character.
- Please be sure to complete the facilitator training before you do the first lesson in the new series and have your Phase 3 cadet assistants complete the training as well. For the best results, be sure to go over the lesson with your Phase 3 cadet assistants before you present it in the squadron meeting.
FAQ About the New Character Development Program
#1. What about the DDR and Medal of Honor lessons?
The goal of the new CD program is to concentrate on “habitual behaviors” that lead to living a life of “excellence.” While the material in these two programs was good, it did not provide continuity of curriculum. Several of the new lessons will incorporate important behaviors from the DDR and MoH examples. Individual units can still teach other material from DDR and MoH but they will not count for Cadet CD credit for promotions.
#2. Who trains the Phase 3 cadets (C/2d Lt through C/Capt.) on how to be a facilitator?
Once the senior members have the training provided in the links (LMS) given in Chaplain Sattgast’s email, the senior member who teaches the lessons will “pre-brief” the cadet facilitators of the desired responses and outcomes from each “small group discussion” in the lesson plan. The Phase 3 cadets can use their own life examples to facilitate the discussions if they desire. The teaching senior member should pre-brief the Phase 3 cadets at a meeting before the actual lesson is delivered.
#3. What if our unit doesn’t have enough Phase 3 cadets for small groups?
Mature Cadet NCOs can be used to facilitate the small groups if there are not enough cadet officers.
#4. What about the Phase 4 cadets? Do they facilitate?
Something else is planned for the cadets with a rank of Cadet Major and above to fulfill the requirements for promotion. The CD small-group facilitators are Phase 3 cadets and mature cadet NCOs. However, until the Phase 4 program is built, these higher-ranking cadets can facilitate now for credit, but that will not be their primary function for credit in the future.
#5. As a commander, I don’t have all the additional time to teach this program. What should I do?
Please contact the wing chaplain to discuss how to appoint a senior member to the Character Development Instructor Specialty Track. This appointment is made by the Chief of CAP Chaplains from your CAP Form 35a routed through wing and regional leadership.
#6. What about the WINGMAN program? Is it still taught?
Yes, the current Wingman program is still the first lesson(s) taught to a new cadet. Once Wingman is complete the cadet starts the Values for Living 2.0 program on the next month with the rest of the unit. While the lessons build on each other, they stand alone and can be taught independently.
#7. Where can I get more help?
I will open the phone lines to a teleconference beginning this evening (30 December) at 8 pm EST. If someone has a question you can dial in or just email me and I’ll respond individually. The number for the conference is 1-857-216-6700. The passcode is: 988006.
CAPP 60-50: Active Cadet Fitness Guide