Camp Blanding Joint Training Center, Starke, FL
25 - 27 Oct 2019
Director: 1st Lt Barbara Rich
Cadet Commander: C/Capt Emily Balling
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
Teams will be formed up and
inspected in accordance with CAPM 39-1. Teams are expected to look their best.
It's preferred teams be in the same style uniform but not required.
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
Teams ability to work together to
solve problems will be challenged. Evaluation is time/task based.
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.
Teams will be challenged to
complete an endurance run. More than a mile less than three.
Compass oriented geocaching items
Teams will be challenged to a new
event this year. A timed ES relating skills evaluation course.
Teams will be challenged on an obstacle course
that will physically challenge as a team.
**PLEASE NOTE ALL COMPETITION EVENTS WILL BE
SUBJECT TO CHANGE UPON AVAILABILITY.**
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
(4) cadets and one (1) senior escort for supervision. Teams are authorized
to bring one (1) alternate with them to this event. This person shall
provide logistical support to the team as directed by the team escort.
Should a competition participant become injured or is taken ill, this
individual can substitute for the affected team members. The Activity
Director must approve all team substitutions. Once a substitution is
made, the primary team member is no longer eligible to participate in the
competition. 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.
The activity fee is $50 per team
member ($250 for the team without an alternate member, $300 if an alternate is
attending). The activity fee is paid through the Wing Banking System. The
activity fee covers billeting for Friday and Saturday night, all meals on
Saturday and Sunday, an activity t-shirt, challenge coin, and all event
materials and logistical costs.
Escorts are responsible for
ensuring the online registration form (see the menu on the right) is filled out
in its entirety. All required forms must be uploaded at the time of
Deadline for registration and
payment is 30 September 2019
Due to security concerns at Camp
Blanding JTC and insurance limitations, non-CAP personnel (spectators) are are
not permitted. Without prior authorization from the activity director.
1. Transportation to/from/during
activity unless prior arrangements are made.
2. Having a qualified senior member escort to provide oversight for all cadets
on their team.
3. Following all CAP regulations and directives.
4. Ensuring proper conduct of all members of their team (to include sponsors
5. Bringing all required equipment to participate (unless prior arrangements
6. Participating in clean-up operations to ready the facilities for return to
the host unit.
Staff members (Cadets and Senior
Members) are needed to support the competition as timekeepers, event marshals,
admin, photographers etc. Those interested must submit a formal request
via email NLT 15 September 2019. Included in this request should be a brief
resume of the member’s experience and position(s) they are interested in.
Those selected for staff positions
must complete the CAPF 31, CAPF 160, 161, & 163, and the Camp Blanding JTC
Liability Release Form. Upon receiving notification of acceptance as
activity staff, you can upload these forms at the registration link in the menu
to the right.
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.
Members will arrive at the 2000 block DFAC, which will be
used as the in-processing center. An email will be sent to registered members
with directions. Park safely along the street or in designated parking areas.
Unless otherwise instructed, all
UCC staff members are to arrive no later than 1700 on 25 Oct 2019 for
Team participants are to arrive no
earlier than 1900 and no later than 2100 on 25 Oct 2019 (exceptions may be
made for those teams traveling with staff). Teams may receive permission for a
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 2130 on 25 Oct 2018 At the 2000 block Dining Facility for
all 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 Battle Dress Uniform (BDU) or
the Airman Battle Uniform (ABU) is the uniform of the day for cadets on
Saturday, 26 Oct 2019. Team members will be in the same uniform. ABUs/BDUs 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 BDU, Corporate Field Uniform or Corporate Working Uniform
(blue CAP polo with gray slacks/tactical pants).
As part of the activity fee,
lodging will be provided in an open-bay style military barracks in the 2000 block of CBJTC. Participants
are required to bring appropriate bed linens and blanket/sleeping bag and a
pillow (if desired). Gender-specific latrines are located in a separate
building to the rear of the barracks. Members are expected to use facilities consistent
with their assigned gender at birth.
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.
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.
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
adjacent to the Post Exchange, 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 and they
This activity concludes at 1200 on
27 Oct 2019.
No early departures are permitted
without authorization from the Activity Director. For safety reasons,
those located outside of commuting range (50 mile radius of Camp Blanding) will
not be authorized to depart the activity on Saturday evening.
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.