What is Color Guard & Cadet Competition?
A Color Guard is a segment of a Cadet Competition team, but may also be a non-competitive team of cadets that raise community awareness by marching in community parades or appearing at community events.
A Color Guard is comprised of 4 members:
- Senior Flag – US flag bearer
- Junior Flag – Unit or other flag bearer
- Senior Rifle – Escorts US flag
- Junior Rifle – Escorts Unit or other flag
A Color Guard may post the colors at indoor and/or outdoor events.
What is Cadet Competition?
This program showcases cadets who embody all elements of the cadet program: leadership, excellence, teamwork, knowledge and more.
How big is a Cadet Competition team? 6 cadets are required
Is there a minimum grade to participate? Cadets must have earned at least Ach 1, but cadets usually go through a try out process to make the team
What events make up a Cadet Competition?
At the MNWG level, the following events are included:
- Indoor Posting of the Colors
- Outdoor Posting of the Colors
- Team Leadership Problem
- Written Exam (leadership, aerospace, drill, and current events)
- Cadet Physical Fitness Test – (done at the squadron)
- Uniform Inspection—(spot inspections and uniform prep)
The top 2 teams will qualify to represent MNWG at the North Central Region Competition (usually held the following spring)
The top 2 teams at the North Central Region Cadet Competition will qualify for an all-expenses paid trip to the National Cadet Competition (usually held in June/July)
To learn more about the Cadet Competition program and its events, please see CAPP 52-4