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DeSoto Composite Squadron Cadet Program


The Cadet Oath

"I pledge that I will serve faithfully in the Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program and that I will attend meetings regularly, participate actively in unit activities, obey my officers, wear my uniform properly, and advance my education and training rapidly to prepare myself to be of service to my community, state, and nation."


Through Civil Air Patrol's Cadet Program, young adults develop leadership skills, investigate the fundamentals of aerospace science, acquire the habit of exercising regularly, solidify their character, and participate in exciting hands-on activities that prepare them to become responsible citizens. Youth between the ages of 12-18 may join the CAP Cadet Program and remain in cadet status until they turn 21.

Cadets develop themselves through a 16-step program of leadership and aerospace activities at the local, regional and national levels. Cadets also have the opportunity to participate in CAP national activities which focus on a variety of aviation, aerospace, search and rescue, technology and engineering courses.

CAP’s cadet program trains young men and women in teamwork, moral leadership, aerospace education, technical skills to support emergency services, and military history and customs. Through national encampments, a college and flight training scholarship program, and the International Air Cadet Exchange, CAP cadets broaden their horizons, learn to assume responsibility, feel self-confidence and set goals for their lives.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 January 2016 19:00


Famous Words

"In soloing, as in other activities, it is far easier to start something than it is to finish it." -? Amelia Earhart, '20 Hours: 40 minutes,' 1928

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