The following links are video demonstrations of how to properly perform the fitness test exercises. Special thanks to Coral Springs Cadet Squadron for assisting in the making of these clips. For more information on the Cadet Programs Physical Fitness Program, review CAPP 52-18
Squadron Physical Fitness Award
National headquarters will recognize squadrons that make physical fitness a cornerstone of their Cadet program The Squadron Physical Fitness Award is a voluntary program open to every cadet unit twice per year. This program is governed by CAPR 52-16, Cadet Program Management
In May and/or November, simply administer the CPFT. If 70% of the cadets in your squadron can perform at the 50% percentile of the PCPFS survey (or higher) for their age and gender, your unit qualifies for the award. The requirement of the gold, silver, and bronze are shown below. The award program itself is simple, but fulfilling the standards will be a challenge.
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Test PeriodsIn May and/or November, conduct the CPFT as you normally would.
Award RequirementsAt least 70% of the total cadet membership must meet or surpass the award standards to earn an award at any level. Total membership means the number of cadets who are official CAP members on the first day of May or November, according to the HQ CAP database. For example, for a squadron with 30 cadets on the membership rolls, 21 (70%) must meet the award standards. If only 25 cadets happen to test, 21 still need to pass.
How do you know what the 50 th , 60 th , or 70 th percentile’s standards are? Simply refer to Attachment 3. The requirements for the Mitchell Award correspond to the 50 th percentile, the Earhart Award corresponds to the 60 thpercentile, and the Eaker Award corresponds to the 70 th percentile. Remember that a cadet’s CAP grade is irrelevant as far as the Squadron Physical Fitness Award is concerned.
To apply for the Squadron Physical Fitness Award, download an application by visiting www.cap.gov
and clicking "Cadet Programs” and "Physical Fitness Awards”. Award applications are due by 15 June (for the May test) and 15 December (for the November test). Follow the on-line instructions to submit completed award applications electronically.