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Cadet Character

"CAP has honed my moral values and beliefs of integrity first, excellence and service before self. I am very grateful to the Civil Air Patrol for providing me with a positive alternative to many of the negative aspects of teen life." --2012 IACE Cadet Applicant

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.

Cadets in Achievement 1 (Curry) must complete the "Introduction to Core Values" lesson in the 2006 edition of "Flight Time: Values for Living" (below) and the "Introduction to Safety" lesson on eServices. Cadets in all other Achievements must participate in a character development forum using the materials found below.

Cadet Character Resources

Flight Time: Values for Living (CAPP 265-2)
  - Volume 3 - June 2010
  - Volume 2 - September 2006
 -  Volume 1 - July 2004
  - Values for Living  1972-1981 & 1992-2002 (zipped)
  - Values for Living  1981-1989  (zipped)
Individual Character Lessons (new, August 2012)
A Day at the Races Choices and Decisions Clearing the Record
 - Drop and Give Me Twenty  - Hanging Out  - I Double Dare You
 - It Pays to Advertise  - Missing in Action  - Nails in the Fence
 - Not Enough to Go Around  - Remember Me  - Rising Tide
 - Secret Agent Mom  - She Is Mine  - Taken for a Ride
 - The Cover Up  - The Drop Outs  - The New Guy
 - The Power of the Tongue  - The Transfer  - Unwanted Company
 - What Price Honor  - What's It To You  - Who Did It
Learn to Lead: Character & The Air Force Tradition   (pp. 8-15)
CAP Core Values (CAPP 50-2)
Mentoring (CAPP 52-6)
Making Core Values Make Sense by Bobbie Tourville

(Medal of Honor Character Development Program)

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