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 on: Today at 02:36:46 PM 
Started by Noah Pluska - Last post by Offutteer
Jeders,

Where did you find the chart?  I was looking and looking, but I couldn't find it, so I went from memory.


 12 
 on: Today at 01:58:53 PM 
Started by BraveRifles19D - Last post by Jester
I see this as both a plus and a minus. Good if weather is a problem in your area and bad if you can't use the incentive of having a test for each achievement. Are we going to have cadets showing up only once every 6 months for a PT test?

I printed out the new Cadet Physical Fitness Training Data Input Worksheet for the first time a few days ago. Whoever designed the form doesn't seem to know that HFZ is required for the Wright Brothers Achievement.

60-1 says you have to hold the test at least quarterly.  If they're only showing up on PT meetings only for the test days just to promote, they probably have issues with the whole "attend meetings regularly, participate actively in unit activities" part of their Cadet Oath.  That can be addressed when you tell them that even though they checked the various boxes, they're not ready to promote yet.

 13 
 on: Today at 01:35:18 PM 
Started by BraveRifles19D - Last post by GaryVC
I see this as both a plus and a minus. Good if weather is a problem in your area and bad if you can't use the incentive of having a test for each achievement. Are we going to have cadets showing up only once every 6 months for a PT test?

I printed out the new Cadet Physical Fitness Training Data Input Worksheet for the first time a few days ago. Whoever designed the form doesn't seem to know that HFZ is required for the Wright Brothers Achievement.

 14 
 on: Today at 01:12:02 PM 
Started by JK657 - Last post by abdsp51

The main disadvantage I see is you can't wright a policy now that will be good for quite a few years, because you can't describe the distinctions between the USAF version and the CAP version until the USAF version exists.

Yes you you can.  Because an AF version exists already in a limited capacity.  We went through this with the ABU the big issue there was getting approval from DoD.  By being proactive about it and figuring out the distinctiveness ahead of time would put us ahead of the game.   

 15 
 on: Today at 01:03:56 PM 
Started by JK657 - Last post by Cicero
https://tacticalgear.com/bdus

https://www.propper.com/

Two non Vanguard sources for BBDUs.....

 16 
 on: Today at 12:58:48 PM 
Started by JK657 - Last post by Geber
Points in favor of a standing policy for CAP to rapidly adopt any new USAF work uniform:

*Those who live close to bases that let us in can try on uniforms, feel the fabric, etc, instead of ordering on the web and hoping for the best (as with Vanguard).

*The military uniforms will be made in much greater quantities than corporate uniforms, so there ought to be economies of scale.

*Military uniforms are available from several non-military sources, corporate uniforms only available from Vanguard. Competition usually leads to better prices.

The main disadvantage I see is you can't write a policy now that will be good for quite a few years, because you can't describe the distinctions between the USAF version and the CAP version until the USAF version exists.

 17 
 on: Today at 12:45:55 PM 
Started by NIN - Last post by Cicero
I will bet you at least a small coffee that retention is much higher in HS student populations. More parental engagement, fewer "distractions" are both very real retention factors.

BTW getting an active "parents club" is part of my mid-term goal for our unit.

 18 
 on: Today at 12:44:35 PM 
Started by NIN - Last post by Cicero
Anecdotally I am told HS students are our largest segment of cadets. Am in process of gathering data and will report results when complete. But of the last 6 months cadets entering that I know almost all have been either private or home schooled.

That may be the case in your neck of the woods, but is not the case nationally.

It is certainly true that the homeschool'd cadet segment is growing. But they are not the "majority" of our cadets.
Not surprising.  But for such a small percentage of students (see below) they are significantly over represented in our local membership and probably yours as well.
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The new report concludes that approximately 1,770,000 students are homeschooled in the United States—3.4% of the school-age population. NCES said that among children who were homeschooled, 68 percent are white, 15 percent are Hispanic, 8 percent are black, and 4 percent are Asian or Pacific Islander.Sep 3, 2013

More data at: http://www.capenet.org/facts.html

 19 
 on: Today at 12:41:08 PM 
Started by NIN - Last post by Cicero
About one in 8 middle and HS students are in not government schools (private and HS), and that slice of the population continues to rise. The larger population of school aged kids is likely to shrink over the next decade.

See https://nces.ed.gov/surveys/pss/tables/table_whs_01.asp for private school data.

 20 
 on: Today at 12:31:28 PM 
Started by NIN - Last post by NIN
Anecdotally I am told HS students are our largest segment of cadets. Am in process of gathering data and will report results when complete. But of the last 6 months cadets entering that I know almost all have been either private or home schooled.

That may be the case in your neck of the woods, but is not the case nationally.

It is certainly true that the homeschool'd cadet segment is growing. But they are not the "majority" of our cadets.


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