Spec Activities Selection Boards: 24-26 Jan 2020

SASB

Special Activities Selection Boards

 
Florida Elks Youth Camp
24 - 26 Jan 2020
Director: 1st Lt Cesar Alayon

 

Special Activities Selection Board

 


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, International Air Cadet Exchange program slots, and Legislative Day 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

  • No grade (rank) level restrictions. Cadets will compete with others in their own phase.
  • 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.

FEES

$85.00 for all members, paid during online registration. The activity fee covers dorm-style lodging, meals on Saturday through breakfast on Sunday, administrative fees, trophies, etc. No shows will not be afforded a refund.

REGISTRATION

  • All members will complete the online registration and payment (via PayPal, credit/debit card, or Wing Banker).
  • Cadets should review registration requirements and complete forms for upload prior to starting the online registration.

All Cadets

  • Complete a CAPF 60-81, Application for Special Activity. This form MUST be signed by parent/guardian AND your unit commander.
  • Complete the FLWG Cadet Annual Performance Evaluation (CAPE) Form. This form MUST be signed by your unit commander to be validated.
    • Include ONLY ACHIEVEMENTS, AWARDS, AND PARTICIPATION IN LISTED ACTIVITIES FOR THE YEAR 2019. Any activities performed prior to 2019 will not be considered, and cadets may be penalized for inaccuracy.
    • For example, a cadet goes to staff as Cadet First Sergeant for Summer Encampment 2018, then as Cadet Flight Commander for 2019. Only the cadet's participation as Flight Commander will be counted for this activity. The cadet may be penalized for not following the direction on the form for placing "First Sergeant for Summer Encampment 2018."

Legislative Day Additional Requirements

  • Must submit most recent school transcripts
  • Must have one letter of recommendation from your squadron commander
  • Must have one letter of recommendation from your group commander
  • Must submit an essay introducing CAP to your local representative and convincing them to join CAP
  • Optional, third letter of recommendation

Cadet of the Year Phase I, II, III Additional Requirements

  • Must complete and upload CAPF 60-84, Application for Cadet of the Year
    • Include ONLY ACHIEVEMENTS, AWARDS, AND PARTICIPATION IN LISTED ACTIVITIES FOR THE YEAR 2019. Any activities performed prior to 2019 will not be considered, and cadets may be penalized for inaccuracy.
    • For example, a cadet goes to staff as Cadet First Sergeant for Summer Encampment 2018, then as Cadet Flight Commander for 2019. Only the cadet's participation as Flight Commander will be counted for this activity. The cadet may be penalized for not following the direction on the form for placing "First Sergeant for Summer Encampment 2018."
  • Must submit most recent school transcripts
  • Optional, up to one letter of recommendation

Cadet of the Year Phase IV Additional Requirements

  • Must complete and upload CAPF 60-84, Application for Cadet of the Year
    • Include ONLY ACHIEVEMENTS, AWARDS, AND PARTICIPATION IN LISTED ACTIVITIES FOR THE YEAR 2019. Any activities performed prior to 2019 will not be considered, and cadets may be penalized for inaccuracy.
    • For example, a cadet goes to staff as Cadet First Sergeant for Summer Encampment 2018, then as Cadet Flight Commander for 2019. Only the cadet's participation as Flight Commander will be counted for this activity. The cadet may be penalized for not following the direction on the form for placing "First Sergeant for Summer Encampment 2018."
  • Must submit most recent school transcripts
  • Must submit full length (head-to-toe) photograph of yourself in blues, no hat
  • Optional, up to three letters of recommendation

Staff

Senior members are needed to support the activity in areas such as selection board members, test proctors, timekeepers, recorders, photographers, and safety. Please complete the registration (link in the sidebar) and indicate any staffing preference you have.

DATES AND DEADLINES

08 Jan 20: Application Grade Cutoff (e.g. Phase I / II / III / IV by this date to compete in that phase)

17 Jan 20: Registration Deadline

UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENT

See the packing list in the menu to the right.

 

Friday

  • Civilian Attire, as specified in the packing list

Saturday

  • Short-sleeve blue shirt with all earned ribbons, awards, and devices, blue slacks, black socks, and low quarters. No tie.
    • Cold weather gear should be brought, but should not be worn inside the Review Board room itself.
  • Fitness Uniform, as specified in the packing list.
  • Scoring penalties will be assessed for cadets wearing incorrect uniforms before each event.

Sunday

  • Short-sleeve blue shirt with all earned ribbons, awards, and devices, blue slacks, black socks, and low quarters with tie/tie tab for awards ceremony.

ARRIVAL

Arrive no earlier than 1900 and no later than 2300 hrs on 24 Jan 2020.

 

** 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 Hwy 450
Umatilla, FL  32784

 
 Here is a map indicating the drop off point:
 
 

SCORING AND EVENT PROCEDURES

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, Legislative Day, and IACE applications have additional boards.

 

Board Reporting Procedures

Learn to Lead Vol. 1 (Ch 1 pg 19) describes 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.

INQUIRIES

For questions about the activity contact 1st Lt Alayon at calayon@flwg.us.