FLWG Ultimate Cadet Challenge
Flaming Arrow Scout Reservation, Lake Wales, FL
03 Nov 2023 - 05 Nov 2023
Director: Capt Barbara Rich
Cadet Commander: C/Lt Col Logan Lanham
The Ultimate Cadet Challenge (UCC) is an annual event that tests the abilities of cadets in all areas of the Civil Air Patrol mission. Teams of four cadets compete for the title of ‘Ultimate Cadet’ against others in the wing. Events include Emergency Services activities, obstacle courses, written examination, uniform inspection, drill evaluation, and leadership reaction courses. Awards are presented during the Combat Dining-In.
Teams are evaluated in each of the following events:
**PLEASE NOTE ALL COMPETITION EVENTS WILL BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE UPON AVAILABILITY. **
Teams will be formed and inspected in accordance with CAPM 39-1. Teams are expected to look their best.
Teams are evaluated on their skills in drill and ceremonies, in accordance with CAPP 60-20 Drill and Ceremonies. Depending on team scores, the event may end with a mass drill-down.
Teams will be tested on their general CAP knowledge, chain of command, aerospace education, and leadership text.
TEAM LEADERSHIP PROBLEM
A team's ability to work together to solve problems will be challenged. Evaluation is time/task based.
PHYSICAL TESTING - TEAM ENDURANCE RUN
Teams will be challenged to complete an endurance relay run.
PHYSICAL TESTING – Sit-ups/Curl-ups
Teams will be challenged to compete for the most sit-up and curl-ups.
PHYSICAL TESTING – TUG O’ WAR
Teams will be challenged to test their strength, strategy and teamwork.
EMERGENCY SERVICES - URBAN DIRECTION
Each team's orienteering and navigation skills to the test, while a direction-finding challenge to track down an ELT challenges each team's UDF skills.
EMERGENCY SERVICES - LAND NAVIGATION
Compass oriented geocaching items to recover.
EMERGENCY SERVICES - SKILLS EVALUATION COURSE
A timed Emergency Services relating skills evaluation course. Know your SQTRs qualifications for GTM3 and UDF.
AEROSPACE - sUAS
Teams will be challenged to maneuver an A20 Mini Drone through an obstacle course.
AEROSPACE – Aero Build
Teams will build an aircraft with supplies given. The aircraft must have the
ability to sustain flight when thrown by hand.
**IF ANY EVENTS ARE ADDED TEAMS WILL BE NOTIFIED PRIOR TO ACTIVITY FOR ADEQUATE PREP TIME**
TEAM AND SPECTATOR REGISTRATION
Cadet participants for the Ultimate Cadet Challenge must have earned the Curry Achievement (C/Amn), have taken the General Emergency Services Training (CAPT 116), and be current CAP member in good standing. Senior member escorts must have completed Level I, basic CPPT training, and be a current CAP member in good standing. It is the Squadron Commander’s responsibility to ensure all of their personnel are eligible to participate in this activity.
Teams will consist of four to five (4-5) cadets and one (1) senior escort for supervision. Competitions are devised for a four (4) member team, if you choose to bring a fifth(5th) member, all members must compete in at least 4 events for that member to qualify for any award/team placements. Should a competition participant become injured or is taken ill, the 5th individual can permanently substitute for the affected team members if necessary (HSO and activity director must be consulted prior to any permanent substitutions. All team decisions will be made at the discretion of the team captain with the guidance of the team escort.
IF A SQUADRON IS UNABLE TO FORM A TEAM ON THEIR OWN, THAT SQUADRON MAY PARTNER WITH ONE OTHER SQUADRON TO MAKE A FULL TEAM! AGAIN, A MAXIMUM OF TWO SQUADRONS CAN COMBINE TO MAKE ONE TEAM. THIS IS ONLY APPLICABLE IF THE SQUADRON IS UNABLE TO FIELD THEIR OWN TEAM. UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT WILL NOT BE TOLERATED.
Any and all members that do not act as expected of a Civil Air Patrol cadet, risk point deductions, disqualification from individual events or removal of activity, at the discretion of the activity director.
The activity fee is $70 per team member ($350 for the team without an alternate member, $420 if an alternate is attending). The activity fee is paid through the wing banker. Your team is not considered registered until a copy of the transfer is sent to the Activity Director. The activity fee covers billeting for Friday and Saturday night, all meals on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday, an activity t-shirt, and all event materials and logistical costs.
The activity fee for UCC Staff is $50.00. This is payable upon receiving notification of acceptance as activity staff. Please follow the instructions provided in the email. This fee includes lodging, meals on Saturday and Sunday, and a UCC T-shirt. Event Marshalls Only will have the option to come for the day on Sat. Nov 04. Cost for this option is $30 it will include lunch, dinner, and a T-Shirt. Please email me for promo code at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Escorts are responsible for ensuring the online registration form is filled out in its entirety. All required forms must be uploaded at the time of registration!
Deadline for registration and payment is 07 October 2023.
The registration link is as listed above.
No refunds will be granted without the approval of the activity director after 17 October 2023
Spectators are welcome during the awards ceremony at 05 November 2023 at 1100 am. (Note: No team or team member will be released until the conclusion of the activity.)
Transportation to/from/during activity unless prior arrangements are made.
Having a qualified senior member escort to provide oversight for all cadets on their team.
Following all CAP regulations and directives.
Ensuring proper conduct of all members of their team (to include sponsors and guests).
Bringing all required equipment to participate (unless prior arrangements are made).
Participating in clean-up operations to ready the facilities for return to the host unit.
To have all required items on packing list and items needed to compete.
Staff members (Cadets and Senior Members) are needed to support the competition as timekeepers, event marshals, admin/logistics, photographers etc. Those interested must register NLT 29 September 2023. Included in this request should be a brief resume of the member’s experience and position(s) you are interested in. SENIOR MEMBER that are EVENT MARSHALS ONLY will be allowed to arrive on SAT 04 Nov 2023 NLT 0730 and may leave at the completion of the event rotations approx. 1830.
Senior Staff please email Capt Barbara Rich: email@example.com
Cadet Staff please email your resume and a signed CAPF60-81 (any member with an unsigned form will not be considered) to C/Lt Col Logan Lanham: logan.lanham.CADET@flwgcap.us
Once accepted as staff you MUST submit an application and payment via wing banker.
All members must complete the CAPF 60-81(Must be signed by your squadron commander),, CAPF 160, 161, & 163 (More forms may be required; members will be notified)
Upon receiving notification of acceptance as activity staff, you can upload these forms at the registration link in the menu to the right.
Members will arrive at 1201 Boy Scout Camp Rd. Lake Wakes, FL 33898
Unless otherwise instructed, all UCC staff members are to arrive no later than 1700 on 03 Nov 2023 for in-processing.
Team participants are to arrive no earlier than 1800 and no later than 2000 on 03 Nov 2023 (exceptions may be made for those teams traveling with staff). Teams may receive permission for late arrival if they are traveling a long distance; the escort must coordinate this with the Activity Director in advance.
NOTE: A compulsory safety briefing will be held at 2100 on 03 Nov 2023 participants. ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY.
The required equipment for this activity can be found in the UCC Equipment List. Unless otherwise noted, all equipment on this list is required.
Arrival uniform for all members is appropriate civilian attire.
The Airman Battle Uniform (ABU) is the uniform of the day for cadets on Saturday, (04 Nov 2023). Team members will be in the same uniform. ABUs will be worn with sleeves down for inspection. Boots will be highly polished and broken in properly to avoid foot injuries.
The uniform of the day for senior members is either the ADU, Corporate Field Uniform or Corporate Working Uniform (blue CAP polo with gray slacks/tactical pants).
All TEAMS will be required to provide their own tents. Cadets of the same gender/team may and are encouraged to share tents (Please consider the size of your tent with the amount of person(s) in your tent so we have enough room for all). There are very limited bunk house beds for any escorts with concerns about camping. Team escorts must contact the activity director PRIOR to the event in order to arrange for one of these beds.
All CADET STAFF will be required to provide their own tents. Cadets of the same gender may contact each other about sharing tents.
All SENIOR STAFF there are limited bunk house beds available to all senior staff. Tenting is optional. Please contact the activity director if you wish to tent so that beds can be accounted for.
All team and staff meals on Saturday and Sunday are covered in the activity fee. There will be NO meals served on Friday. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on Saturday, Breakfast on Sunday will be provided. There is a Trading Post where snacks will be available for purchase at the members' own expense. (CAP has no control of the availability or hours of this facility and is not a source to rely on for food and snacks.) If teams bring snacks, it is to the discretion and responsibility of the team escort and MUST be stored in vehicles and/or coolers and not in members tents to prevent attracting critters.
Transportation to and from such activity is not the responsibility of CAP and is provided "as available”. Privately owned vehicles travel to or from the 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. COVs are allowed and encouraged for this activity, carpooling is highly recommended.
Any cadet operating a privately-owned vehicle to the activity is required to have proof of insurance, current vehicle registration, and a valid state driver's license in their possession. Upon arrival, the vehicle will be secured in the parking area, and the keys
turned in to the Activity Director for the duration of the activity. Please note that any POVs brought to the activity are at the member's own risk.
This activity concludes at 1300 on 05 Nov 2023 after all cleanup has been done and the Activity Director has released everyone.
No early departures are permitted without authorization from the Activity Director.
All members are expected to conduct themselves as professionals at all times. Customs and courtesies, dress and personal appearance guidelines, and the Cadet Honor Code will be strictly enforced. Those found to be disruptive or in violation of CAP directives are subject to disciplinary action, up to and including immediate dismissal from the activity. Transportation back to the member's home of record will be at the member's expense, and no refund of the activity fee will be issued.
All members, by virtue of their participation in this activity, hereby give their implied consent to be photographed by authorized public affairs staff and media personnel. Any photos, videos, or sound recordings produced may be used for any official purpose (i.e., recruiting, event recognition, social media, etc.).
OPSEC/COMSEC best practices will be observed during this event. With the exception of the Public Affairs staff, members are not permitted to post any photos or information regarding this event on any social media entity (i.e., Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram) until after the official conclusion of this activity.
COVID - 19 considerations for the event will be based on wing status at the time of the event, as well as the recommendations set forth by the CDC.