Leroy R. Grumman Cadet Squadron, NER-NY-153

Civil Air Patrol - The Official Auxiliary of the United States Air Force

Ground Team Challenge

The Ground Team Challenge (GTC) is a competitive event for Cadets and Seniors that combines physical fitness, land navigation and teamwork/leadership exercises.

The Spring 2010 GTC was held at Suffolk County Blydenburg Park on May 8, 2010. The competition consisted of (in order sequence):

1)  A 24 Hr Pack gear check performed on one member of each participating team, randomly chosen.  One minute was added to their respective teams's final time for each missing item,

2)  A teamwork/leadership exercise at the start of the timed hike.  Time elapsed to complete this exercise ( a team "pontoon swamp walk") added to each teams hike time,

NY117 completing the Teamwork Exercise

3)  A timed hike around Stump Pond (approximately 4.5 miles total distance), and

NY117 departing the Hiking start point

4)  Six land navigation tasks (compass bearings, pace count, declination calculation, and map reading) to be performed during the timed hike using a topographic map package supplied to each team.  Three minutes were added to each team's final time for each wrong calculation/response.

NY207 at "Point 1" for land navigation task



Long Island Senior Squadron (NY207)

Timed Hike and Teamwork Exercise - 01:49:32
Gear Check Penalties - 1 min. x 0 missing items = 0 min.
Land Nav Penalties - 3 min. x 2 wrong responses = 6 min.
Final Time of 01:55:32



Gabreski Squadron (NY117)

Timed Hike and Teamwork Exercise - 02:45:04
Gear Check Penalties - 1 min. x 1 missing item = 1 min.
Land Nav Penalties - 3 min. x 4 wrong responses = 12 min.
Final Time of 02:58:04



Suffolk Cadet Squadron VII (NY153)

Timed Hike and Teamwork Exercise - 02:45:46
Gear Check Penalties - 1 min. x 1 missing item = 1 min.
Land Nav Penalties - 3 min. x 4 wrong responses = 12 min.
Final Time of 02:58:46

New York Time


Leroy R. Grumman Cadet Squadron (NER-NY-153)

Meet on Tuesday, 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM

79 Middleville Road, Northport, NY 11768

Upcoming Events (SQ,GRP and Wing)

Sunday, Apr 25 at 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday, Apr 27 at 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Saturday, May 1 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, May 2 1:00 PM
Tuesday, May 4 at 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Long Island Group Wreaths Across America, Dec 15, 2018

Wreaths Across America

Saturday, December 15, 2018

10:00 AM 2:30 PM

Long Island National Cemetery (map)

Join us for the Wreaths Across America Memorial Ceremony. This moving ceremony allows us to honor those that have served our country while teaching others of their sacrifice. Parents, friends, family and the general public are welcome!

Uniform - BDU / ABU or Alternate Cadet Uniform. NOTE THAT THIS IS A COLD WEATHER EVENT - warm coat (civilian ok), gloves & hats are required.


Required Items - CAP Form 60-80 and two CAP Form 161's as well as bottled water and a snack. PLEASE make sure you have eaten prior to the event.

OIC - Capt. Mark Del Orfano, CAP Safety Officer - TBD

Squadron Holiday Party on December 18th, 2018

Leroy R. Grumman Holiday Party on December 18th,2018

at VA Hospital Squadron Meeting Hall

Time: 7:00 PM to 9:30PM

Family and Friends are invited

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