Calendar & Events: Squadron
Below is a multi calendar: Notice the text on the top right "Print - Week - Month - Agenda" -there is a drop down menu to the right where you can 'turn off' individual squadrons and other calendars from your view.
Squadron 123 participates actively in our community, as stated in our Cadet Oath. We strive to volunteer, and help those around us. We do many events throughout the year, some have come and gone, while others have stayed. This page is to direct you to the different events that we partake in annually. If you have an event that you feel we can help you with, contact us! We're welcome to trying new things!
Our Squadron hosts (or co sponsors with a local school) a STEM Fair once a year, where people from the community come to see our amazing tables! Last year we had Carnegie Mellon talk about their Pico CTF program, kids from New Castle's robotic club show off their Dr. Suess robots, drones to fly, rockets to launch, slime to make, and even a hoverboard to ride! It's a great experience for all ages, and gives you a great opportunity to see what Civil Air Patrol can offer.
At the Big Butler Fair, our squadron along with other squadrons in North Eastern Pennsylvania come together to park cars. It's a great fundraiser and a great place to make memories. We camp out all week, park cars for 12 hours a day and volunteers get into the fair free each night when they're done parking!
At the Butler Farm Show, our squadron runs the parking detail for the week, where other squadrons from the area come to have fun. Another great fundraiser, and in return, we also get in for free. We camp out the whole week, and are given a hangar to have our base at.
In Pennsylvania Wing, twice a year we have a conference where cadets from all over PA meet old friends, go to new classes, and do fun activities together.
Once a year in the end of June, cadets from all over the country go to Fort Indiantown GAP, where PA Wing Encampment takes place. Not only that, but they offer Leadership Development Course, STEM, and Regional Cadet Leadership School. It's a great opportunity for cadets to make life long friends, develop their leadership skills, and learn about things they've never heard of before!
Civil Air Patrol has one of the best varieties of programs for cadets to attend. NCSAs offer many opportunities to cadets. They are designed to explore civilian and military aerospace careers, provide flight training, develop leadership, and enhance emergency services skills.
Squadron 123 hosts their own Color Guard Academy for any cadet to attend. Cadets learn the importance of color guard and their ceremonies, and get hands on experience posting the colors, and flag folding.