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Cadet Adventure

Posted on 08/30/2022 at 11:01 AM by Curt LaFond

 

After two years of COVID, cadets are ready to go outside, get their hands dirty, and challenge themselves.

Adventure-based learning (ABL) consists of highly-structured physical activity with periods of reflection to promote personal and social development. They’re empowering and build physical and mental grit.

Our vision for Cadet Adventure takes inspiration from the CAP Strategic Plan, which calls us to increase cadet earning outcomes in character and fitness through a new emphasis on challenging, hands-on activities.

The attached presentation summarizes the approach we're envisioning for a new Cadet Adventure program. Let us know your thoughts below. Thank you. 

Comments
Introducing new activities is great. Is this something available nationwide? You may be introducing and making a QCUA parameter something not all units may have access to. This is an item I believe needs a great deal of further study.
Elizabeth M Yull | 09/01/2022 at 04:16 PM
Introducing new activities is great. Is this something available nationwide? You may be introducing and making a QUA parameter something not all units may have access to. This is an item I believe needs a great deal of further study.
Elizabeth M Yull | 09/01/2022 at 04:15 PM
I appreciate NHQ trying to find adventure activities to include as programming options. My primary concerns: 1) Timing of inclusion in QCUA Since this is in the proving grounds as of 8/30/22, Please confirm the adventure activity points will not be a measured criteria for the 2022-2023 QCUA earning year. Adding this as a measurable without notice before the earning period begins does not set up the field for success. 2) Impact on volunteer staff Most seniors who are involved with CP already give a lot of time, talent and treasure to help cadets and cadet programs be successful. Has adequate consideration been given to the bandwidth of those in the field? Ideas on the table are great, but it can be interpreted that more work on unpaid volunteers are being asked for when many in the field are giving so much already in the pursuit of excellence and meaningful programming for our cadets.
Mary Albright | 08/30/2022 at 11:52 AM
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