Oregon Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol is an aviation based
program for youth ages 12 to 21. Our youth learn aerospace education,
leadership skills, aviation, emergency services, and cadet programs. We
have had cadets further their education in the Air Force, Marines, Army
Navy and Coast Guard, and at the various military academies. We
currently have former cadets serving our country in Iraq and
Afghanistan. We recently lost a former cadet in Iraq and one was
severely injured. We continue to teach and educate our youth regarding
our rich history and prepare them for our future.
Civil Air Patrol's Cadet Program, young people 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
between the ages of 12-18 may join the CAP Cadet Program and remain in
cadet status until they turn 21. Middle school students may join before
turning 12, if their school participates in the CAP School Program.
Cadet program may include, but is not limited to, flying, aerospace
education, survival skills, rescue and first aid, and radio
communications, as well as study of navigation, weather, and aviation.
Cadets are eligible for orientation flights in military and CAP
aircraft. Many cadets will be afforded flying experience in CAP
aircraft. In addition, cadets may compete for flying and academic
scholarships as they advance in the cadet program.