We’ve actually chosen to do the opposite - we were due to promote the week that we got suspended the cadets had to do boards to get promoted.
For those not getting promoted I feel it is unfair to find out and not get the support they’ll need afterwards.
I have spoken to all cadets and their parents involved to explain why I won’t promote until I get back.
And on the other side - we cannot penalise for cadets not getting involved on virtual nights.
Take one of our 17 year olds who works in a care home, very close to being promoted but cannot join in the virtual activities because of shifts. I’m sure if I promoted during this time they would feel really let down and maybe few increased pressure.
I’ve got separate prizes such as Sqn hoodies, water bottles etc for competitions throughout or how many “opt in” activities they complete. It’s still a congratulations without having a long term impact