At an event one of our cadets was told if he was able to shoot an arrow through a small cone he would be allowed to become CO for a night. He did so and as a result we are having a “Switch the ranks” night where staff, staff cadets and NCO’s are becoming cadets and cadets are becoming staff. We have allocated cadets certain roles after interviewing them. The roles include:
Admin Officer x2
Canteen duty x2
I am looking for help on ways to make this night more enjoyable. For example we have set up a fake email so the “CO” can recieve emails throughout the night. Has anybody got any fun ideas we can include for the other roles?
Furthermore, I am trying to create fake documents for the “admin officers” to fill out throughout the night. These will not be real and will be thrown once the night is ended. However, I am struggling actually making these documents as I don’t know what to include or how to do them. If anybody could help that would be great.
Just let them run the night. We have a rank swap annually and it’s always hilarious chaos. We give them no pointers except what time it starts and finishes, and step in if there’s any safety issues. Other than that, it’s up to them
Invariably, it’s a nightmare. But that’s kinda the point.
ask a local squadron to call you asking to borrow X bit of kit out of stores? or asking if youre going to x event in a few weeks and they can share transport (queue questions about insurance, perm 19 etc etc)
I was sent to office to the OC twice the last time we ran something. Second time it wasn’t even something I did!
When I ran it, we kept one staff member as a staff member (not getting involved unless really required). There were a series of envelopes with rank slides, a role, and a set of tasks that needed to be accomplished that fit the role.
We had everything from Cpl up to OC.
On a prior evening, the cadets all planned “a parade night” and then that became the programme that was run on the rank swap night.