First off please let me apologise for the length of my question.
Hello, I’m a cadet sergeant and the most senior cadet on my squadron. Below me are 2 corporals and that’s it for NCO’s. On average we have about 10-14 cadets a night. Now back when i joined we were parading with 30-40 easily so numbers and dedication is one problem for us. Another is the maturity levels of the squadron. No one seems to understand the ATC they just look at is as a youth club. We lose cadets regularly and have had limited activates outside of the normal parade nights (I’ll go into them later). The last shooting day we did was over 2 years ago. . . As for the parade nights they have become repetitive and to be frank boring. I struggle to see a purpose of showing up now. But i love the ATC and stay to pass my experience on. We have only 1 experienced staff member who has done everything to keep the squadron going and I can’t thank him enough for it. We do have 2 CI’s too but they’ve only just joined this month with no experience of the ATC. So my overall conclusion is how can I change this? How can I make my squadron great again like how it used to be? There must be something that I can do to save the squadron. Any advice is greatly appreciated. I know I’m only a sergeant but I can’t stand looking at my squadron crumble any more. Anything from a few weekends with activates that will keep cadets interested or ideas for parade nights that outside the norm literally anything I’m willing to try.
Thank you again SGT Lee