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FLWG Color Guard Academy

Color Guard Academy

Florida Elks Youth Camp, Umatilla Florida

(4 to 6 Feb. 2022)
Academy Director:  TBD
Cadet Commander: TBD


The NEW Color Guard Academy is designed to NOT ONLY assist squadrons training color guard teams for Florida Wing Color Guard Competition, but also to provide squadrons with the opportunity to present the colors at different activities for fund raising or community involvement purposes. Cadets will be trained by the 2018 FLWG Champions and other past championship teams. Senior members will receive additional personalized trainings on how to mentor cadets in the color guard teams at squadron public presentations, as well as, preparing them for national level cadet competition. Color guard teams compete to represent the Florida Wing at the Southeast Region (SER) Cadet Competition. The event consists of many areas of competition, from military drill performances, to athletic challenges to academic evaluation.


Any 4-6 person team of cadets who are interested in learning about and preparing for Cadet Competition from the Wing to National. The focus of the Color Guard Academy will be on explaining the rules and procedures for all the Cadet Competition events. This course is designed for beginning teams. Participating cadets must have a working knowledge of drill and ceremonies: i.e. attention, parade rest, forward march, flanking movements, etc. No prior Color Guard training is required. Each team must have at least one Senior Member escort. No unescorted teams will be permitted.


  • Must have completed Achievement One.
  • Must be on the Monthly Membership Listing at the time of the competition.
  • Cadets 18 and over must have completed Cadet Protection Policy Training (CPPT).

Senior Members

  • Must have completed level one and Cadet Protection Policy Training (CPPT Basic).
  • Must be on the Monthly Membership Listing at the time of the competition.



  • $75.00 per individual in a team
    • A typical team is composed of 4 cadets and 2 escorts
    • A typical Cadet Competition team is composed of 6 cadets and 2 escorts
  • $75.00 for an individual without a team who wants to learn about color guard
  • $85.00 additional SM who wants to support their team and/or learn about color guard
  • No shows will not be afforded a refund.


Team Applications

  • Applications are due to (SM TBD) no later than (date TBD)
  • Application must have a completed team roster with 4-6 cadets and at least one escort
  • Application must have a copy of a Wing Banker transfer request for the total amount
  • Application must have fully signed FLWGF 500B for each cadet member
  • Application must list food allergies for each member

Slots are filled on a first come first serve basis. Incomplete applications will not reserve a slot for your team. Units wishing to send more than one team may do so.

Staff Applications

  • Contact (SM TBD) at (email TBD)


Transportation to and from such activity is not the responsibility of CAP.  Privately owned vehicles travel to or from such activity is performed strictly at the member’s own risk (reference CAPR 77-1, para 6c and CAPR 52-16, para 8-10) and is not under CAP direction and control. Transportation during the activity will NOT be provided.


Florida Elks Youth Camp
24175 SE Highway 450
Umatilla, FL  32784

Cabins/sleeping facilities and food are included in the activity fee and will be assigned during registration. A detailed map will be provided at check-in.


  • Teams/staff will check in between 1900 and 2100 on Friday 4 Feb. 2022
  • Members must be in the uniform prescribed below and have their CAP membership card and CAPF 161


Friday - No Meals Will Be Provided. 


  • Breakfast will be provided
  • Lunch will be provided
  • Dinner will be provided


  • Breakfast will be provided
  • Lunch will not be provided


  • Friday - Team shirts (or casual t-shirt of good taste) and blue jeans.
  • Saturday - ABU / PTU
  • Sunday - ABU


Teams should bring all required equipment to perform a competition as stated in the competition guidelines including CAPP 52-4, CAPM 52-4, and CAPR 900-2. Teams will need to bring their own equipment:

  • Rifles
  • Flags & Poles
  • Stands
  • Harnesses
  • Belts
  • Gloves


  • Teams will be judged in accordance with National Cadet Competition Curriculum Guide Pamphlet 52-4, dated February 2015.
  • For Indoor and Outdoor Practical Drill Event Reporting Procedures we will be using the National Cadet Competition Manual 52-4, dated 2 June 2009.


The teams are responsible for the following:

  • Transportation to/from and during activity.
  • A team sponsor, in accordance with the CPPT for overnight activities. 
  • Follow all CAP regulations. 
  • Conduct of all members of their team, sponsors and spectators.


(date TBD) - Team application submitted. Academy slots are first come first serve. Emails and incomplete applications will not reserve a slot for this activity. Units wishing to send more than one team may do so if space is available.


Direct all questions or comments to the activity director, (SM TBD), at (email TBD)

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