"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
New for 2015- Medal of Honor: Lessons of Personal Bravery and Self-Sacrifice
Chaplains and Character Development Instructors are encouraged to explore the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation's character development program. Learn more about this program, how it relates to to the Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program and how to bring it into your unit here.
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