Carroll Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol

Cause Area

  • Crisis Support
  • Disaster Relief
  • Emergency & Safety

Location

255 Clifton Blvd Suite 209Westminster, MD 21158 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Volunteers serving America's communities, saving lives, and shaping futures. The Carroll Composite Squadron needs YOU! Want to volunteer, serve your community and be part of the US Air Force Auxiliary? Join the Civil Air Patrol, Carroll Composite Squadron. Located in Westminster, Maryland, the Squadron is comprised of members from Carroll and Baltimore counties, and southern Pennsylvania. Adults are also needed to support the CAP mission and cadet programs. Civil Air Patrol also accepts youth ages 12 to 21 as cadets. Want to join? We invite you to be our guest for an evening at one of our weekly squadron meetings. Our staff will present you with informational pamphlets, accompany you for the evening and answer any questions you might have about the Civil Air Patrol. For more information email contact@carrollcap.org or visit https://carroll.cap.gov or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/capcarrollcomposite.

Description

Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, is a nonprofit organization with 61,000 members nationwide, operating a fleet of 550 aircraft. CAP, in its Air Force auxiliary role, performs 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and is credited by the AFRCC with saving an average of 100 lives annually.
Though Civil Air Patrol is known for its flying missions, CAP adult members, known as Senior Members, do so much more than just fly. In fact, less than a fifth of all CAP members are pilots or aircrew members. CAP adult members come from all walks of life. Your participation will help support and carry out the Civil Air Patrol's three missions: emergency services, the cadet program and aerospace education. Its volunteers also perform missions at the request of federal, state, and local agencies. The members serve as mentors to more than 26,000 young people currently participating in the CAP cadet programs.
While there are many youth programs in America, the CAP's cadet program is unique in that it uses aviation as a cornerstone. Thousands of young people from 12 years through age 21 are introduced to aviation through CAP's cadet program. The Civil Air Patrol is a great way for youth to learn, to lead, to experience the thrill of flying, and have opportunities to attend leadership encampments, career academies, and other activities during the summer.

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by Andrew S. (November 30, 2021)
Civil Air Patrol is an excellent way for youth and adults to volunteer in a rewarding program while serving our nation. My son is learning how to practice discipline, grow confidence, serve alongside peers, build character, develop skills for career opportunities, think / act unselfishly, and more. I intersect with him and define my own path. There are many roles and tracks to fit a variety of preferences such as aerospace, emergency services, leadership, instruction, etc. Highly recommend as a satisfying way to find and refine talents that benefit the whole.

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