Special Activities Selection Boards


 

Florida Elks Youth Camp, Umatilla, Florida
03 - 05 February 2017 
Activity Director: Major Keith Barry

 

 

 

EVENT DESCRIPTION:

 

The Florida Special Activities Selection Board is an annual event intended to rank those cadets who are applying for a limited number of national summer activities, and International Air Cadet Exchange program slots. Cadets nominated for Cadet of the Year are also interviewed as part of the selection process.  Cadets can expect to take an exam, appear before a selection board, participate in a uniform inspection, and participate in a physical fitness evaluation.

 

 

ELIGIBILITY:

Cadets
  • There are no grade (rank) level restrictions.
  • Must be on the Monthly Membership Listing at the time of the activity and a member in good standing.
  • Cadets 18 and over must have completed Cadet Protection Policy Training (CPPT).
  • All members must be safety compliant.
Senior Members
  • Must have completed (at a minimum) Level I training.
  • Must be on the Monthly Membership Listing at the time of the activity and a member in good standing.
  • Must have completed Cadet Protection Policy Training (CPPT).
  • Technician rating in Cadet Programs and completion of TLC is preferred.
  • All members must be safety compliant.

 

ACTIVITY FEE:

 
$70 covers dorm style lodging and meals on Saturday through breakfast on Sunday ($50). Also includes administrative fees, trophies, etc. ($20)
 

REGISTRATION:

 
Cadet registration for all participants is completed using our electronic registration system.
  • Complete the FLWG eForm 500 and 500b (attached to eForm 500). This form MUST be signed by parent/guardian and your unit commander.
  • Complete the FLWG Cadet Annual Performance Evaluation (CAPE) Form. Include all achievements, awards, and participation in listed activities during the current year, up to the date of the completion of the form. Note: this form MUST be signed by your unit Commander to be validated. (Attach to eForm 500)
  • Include application fees (Cadets - $70)
Cadet of the Year (Only)
All Cadets wishing to compete for Cadet of the Year (this includes Phase I, II, III, and IV) should submit (via mail):
 
1. CAPF58 –Nomination for Cadet-of-the-Year.
2. A full length (head-to-toe) photograph of yourself in blues, no hat.
3. A copy of your school transcripts.
4. A copy of your SAT or ACT scores. (If applicable)
5. Up to 3 letters of recommendation.
 
 

 Cadet of the Year and IACE Mailing Address:
Special Activities Selection Board
c/o  Gen Chuck Yeager Cadet Squadron
P.O. Box 886
Brandon, FL 33509-0886
 

Staff Applications:
Senior members are needed to support the activity in areas such as selection board members, test proctors, timekeepers, recorders, photographers, and safety. Email the Activity Director (Maj Keith Barry, bkbarry@flwg.us) with those areas you would like to assist with, as well as a short resume of your cadet program experience.  Please note that Selection Board assignments are made at the discretion of the Activity Director.
 

DATES AND DEADLINES:

Activity Date: 03 Feb 17 to 05 Feb 17
31 Dec 16: Application Grade Deadline (e.g. Phase I / II / III / IV by this date to compete in that phase)
15 Jan 17: Registration Deadline 

UNIFORMS:

Friday arrival:  Jeans/Slacks and a black (or CAP/Military activity) t-shirt.

Saturday and Sunday: Short-sleeve blue shirt with all earned ribbons, awards, and devices, blue slacks, black socks, and low quarters. No tie.  All Cadets should also bring athletic wear (black shirt or squadron PT shirt, black athletic shorts, white socks, and running shoes) for the CPFT portion. Scoring penalties will be assessed for those cadets wearing an incorrect uniform before the boards. Cold weather gear should be brought, but should not be worn during the Selection Board. 
** NOTE ** Clothes with rips, stains, cut-offs, sleeveless shirts, band logos, political, racial, or religious slogans are NOT appropriate for wear. Cadets not in compliance will be assessed a penalty and their home squadron commander will be notified.

Utility uniforms (BDUs/ABUs) are not required at this activity.

ARRIVAL:

No earlier than 1900 and no later than 2230 hrs
** NOTE ** The dining facility will not be available on Friday evening, so please ensure you eat dinner prior to arrival.

LOCATION:

 

Florida Elks Youth Camp

24175 SE Highway 450

Umatilla, FL 32784

 

 


 Here is a map indicating the drop off point:
 
 

SCORING AND EVENT PROCEDURES:

Scoring:
Cadets will be evaluated by a 50 question written test; inspection; demeanor; accuracy at answering the questions before their respective review board; Mile Run time; and by the completeness/content of their application paperwork. Cadet of the Year, IACE specific requirements outlined above.

Board Reporting Procedures:
Learn to Lead Vol. 1 (Ch 1 pg 19) describe the procedure for reporting as follows:
 
To enter the room. "When reporting to an officer indoors, remove your hat (safely tucked under your belt is fine)…Knock on the door once firmly. If there is no answer within a reasonable amount of time, knock once, again. When you are told to enter, or told to report, move as though you were marching at the position of attention. Take the most direct route to the officer (board chairperson). Halt 2 paces from the officer or from the front of the officer’s desk… Always halt so you squarely face the officer.
To report. "First, salute. State—Sir/Ma’am (your CAP grade and last name) reporting as ordered. Hold the salute until the board chairperson returns it. The board chair will direct you to sit at ease in the chair provided. The board will begin. 
To depart, when dismissed, resume the position of attention, salute and execute the appropriate facing movement so you can take the most direct route out of the room.” 
**Important note**: The board reporting procedures are in Chapter 1 leadership. All Cadets have access to this text and should be knowledgeable with those procedures. While different board reporting procedures may be in use at your local unit, the above procedures will be the ones used to score the performance of each participant. Deviation from those procedures stated above will be penalized by the evaluation officers.
 

EQUIPMENT LIST:


Civilian Attire: (to be worn during check in on Friday night, and written exam)
Collared shirt, CAP tee shirt or US Military tee shirt (Must be tucked in)
Jeans or Slacks (with belt) 
Athletic or casual shoes
 
One set of short-sleeve blues uniform to include:
Hat w/hat device
Blues shirt w/ nameplate, grade insignia, ribbons, badges
V-Neck T-shirt (2)
Belt
Blues pants
Black socks (2) pair
Uniform shoes
CAPID Card
 
PT Uniform to include: 
Athletic shirt (must have sleeves)
Athletic shorts
Running Shoes
Athletic socks
 
Various:
Cold weather Jacket (optional, recommended)
3 Sets of underclothes
Sleeping clothes
Toiletries (shampoo, soap, deodorant, razor etc…)
 
**Do not bring electronic devices.  If it’s used for recreation, it’s not appropriate to bring.  Also leave any weapons, food, games, expensive jewelry, and other non-essential items at home.**