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To The Parents

Leader Expectations

Aurora Cadet Ethos

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to help you build your sons and daughters into the great American citizens that they are.  At Aurora Squadron, we are committed to providing a safe, challenging, and rewarding program for all of our cadets.  Our goal is to provide the finest cadet program that this country has to offer.  In order to accomplish this, we are always seeking your input on ways in which we can improve our program.  You are always welcome to come and drop in on us at the Squadron or contact me directly.

Lt Garry Bales, CAP
Squadron Commander

Additional Information for parents may be found by clicking here.




The Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program is a "leadership laboratory" based off of the military rank structure. We believe that leadership is a learned behavior and that every cadet has the potential to become a responsible and fully functional leader. We will do our very best to give every cadet the opportunity to develop into the kind of leader that they want to be. In order for us to accomplish this, Civil Air Patrol Headquarters has developed leadership training (Volume 1, Volume 2) for us to use. This training material provides the cadets with a variety of examples of good leadership. We encourage you to look at the materials with your cadet and together we can accomplish much in the way of developing your cadet into a great leader.

Our character is defined by what we do when we believe no one is watching.

In completing a task we know that "good enough” is not.

We will serve our community, to the best of our ability.

We will work diligently to be highly motivated, well disciplined, physically and mentally fit.

We will work together as wingmen and mentors to achieve the goals set before us.

Drug Demand Reduction Program

The Value of Drill and

Definition of Leadership

The Civil Air Patrol Drug Demand Reduction program assists us in sponsoring an aggressive, positive, drug-free attitude among all of our members. The Air Force and Department of Defense partner with us in: 

o  Promoting CAP as a positive community service lifestyle.
o  Encouraging youth to remain drug free and in school.
o  Focusing on drug abuse education, prevention and awareness.
o  Providing positive activities as an alternative to drugs.

On the drill floor the individual learns to participate as the member of a team, to appreciate the need for discipline; that is, to respond to authority, to follow orders promptly and precisely, and to recognize the effects of their actions on the group as a whole. Learning to follow is the beginning of

Leadership is the art of influencing and directing people in a way that will win their obedience, confidence, respect, and loyal cooperation in achieving a common objective.





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