Last Updated on Sunday, February 13 2011 13:33 Written by itadminab0b
I AM AGE 12-18 AND WOULD LIKE TO JOIN AS A CADET...
Before you join, prospective cadets are required to attend 3 meetings before a membership application can be accepted. This protects the prospective cadet by giving them an opportunity to experience Civil Air Patrol before paying membership dues to see if it is what they expect. During these three meetings, you will be introduced to our members and the CAP routine. At your third meeting, you can request a membership application if you would like to join us. And we know you will!
Cadet membership initial dues are $33/yr. Initial dues should be turned in with the completed membership application form. Give them to the Deputy Commander of Cadets will receive the application and make sure it is duly processed.
All new membership applications are subject to a squadron membership application board. When the board approves the new member, the application is sent to National Headquarters for processing. You will receive a new member kit and your membership card in the mail. It usually takes 2-3 weeks from the time you submit your application until you receive your kit and card. But rest assured, you can still participate in meetings during the processing of your application!
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I AM OVER THE AGE OF 18 AND WOULD LIKE TO JOIN AS AN OFFICER...
Before you join, we recommend that you attend a couple of squadron meeting to see for yourself who we are and to be introduced to our people and our operation. Our squadron Officers meet every Thursday (except for the 5th Thursday of a month) from 6:30-9:00pm.
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Once you have made the decision to join us, you can submit a membership application form along with your initial dues, which are $75/yr Along with your application, you will also need to submit a completed fingerprint card. For the security of our missions as well as the safety of our cadets, background checks are required for all new officers.
All membership applications are subject to a squadron membership approval board. The board will then send your application to National Headquarters, who will process your membership. You will receive a new member kit and your membership card in the mail. It usually takes 2-3 weeks from the time you submit your application until you receive your kit and card.
Once you are a member, you can begin the process of deciding what you would like to do in the squadron. There are many “jobs” that make a squadron function: leadership positions, administration, logistics, communications, operations, aerospace education, and more. You can also choose to participate in an emergency services role such as on an aircrew or ground team or help in the cadet or aerospace programs. And there is nothing preventing you from following several paths; it’s all up to you. You will be given assistance in helping determine how your interests can be applied in the squadron. Once your role (or roles) are determined, you will be assigned a mentor to help you through the initial training phases and help you assimilate into your new squadron.
If at any time you need assistance, the squadron staff is always available to help.