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Great Start

September 2022


The Great Start program is a resource designed to help youth succeed as CAP cadets by providing a comprehensive and fun introduction to all facets of cadet life. 

Note: Content on this page is a draft for a 2023 update.  For the currently published materials click here. To sign up for the beta test of the new materials click here.

Great Start at a Glance

Program Objectives   

  1. Motivate prospective cadets to join CAP 

  2. Introduce cadets to all 4 elements of the Cadet Program 

  3. Develop positive attitudes and teamwork 

  4. Increase retention through structured activities 

  5. Increase training effectiveness through a detailed curriculum guide 


What is Great Start?

Program Basics


Squadron Open House

Great Start Management

Lesson Plans

Wrapping Up






Last update: 9/26/22


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