Fast forward x amount of weeks, squadrons are opening up and after checking your email there is a document detailing what you need to do to open your squadron again. Finally you can announce the date of your first parade night back to your cadets…
What are you most looking forward to?
Our very pro-active CivCom have provided all sorts of new kit, all delivered and ready to go when we return. So I’m really looking forward to delivering the first Youth First Aid bronze course, and also the practical element of bronze leadership, as lots of the theory bits have been completed over Teams.
Also, I am planning a big exercise for mid October (assuming an early Sept restart), where in the run up we will be doing lots of practical reminders; radio, fieldcraft, orienteering, leadership, first aid - culminating in a night where over the course of the evening every skill we have brushed up on will need to be used.
After focussing some refresher and fun training for the cadets that do return, it’ll be time to think about recruitment - a little bit later than usual, but I think some time spent on existing cadets will be crucial for retention.
The planning is coming along nicely, and I’m really looking forward to getting back.