Ten Tors Challenge

TT Secretary's Notices


A warm welcome awaits Team Managers or their representatives to the Briefing on 14 Oct 17. If TMs haven’t already read the 27 September Notice please do so to make sure you and your Establishment are compliant and have the correct paperwork. Please take particular note that £5 cash is required, that the Head of Establishment’s Certificate must be signed in ink by the Head; and that attendance is mandatory so that your establishment can be briefed on changes and safety. Please print off your vehicle pass from Training/Forms, Cards and Notices and display it on the driver’s side of your windscreen and, as an additional check, please carry photo iD. If you still have entry queries, please arrive early to resolve them with the Selectors. Reception starts at 0900 and the briefing at 0945 as shown in the programme, also in Forms, Cards and Notices. We are looking forward to greeting you for an interesting day of briefing, feedback, meeting friends and swopping ideas.

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Mon 2 Oct 2017 — NEW "Training for Ten Tors" long sleeve wicking T shirts

We have produced some new Long Sleeve wicking T shirts for Ten Tors that say "Training for Ten Tors" on the sleeve. These will be available to buy at the Team Managers' briefing on 14 Oct 17.

They will be £13 each and we will only accept cash/cheques on the day hence advertising it beforehand.
We also have 50 more 2017 Date Bars for sale at £2 each

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The Selectors met on Thursday 29 Sep 17, to consider the entries made, verify eligibility, and allocate individuals & teams to the available places. Many Team Managers (TMs) complied with the Application Notice, providing the required information but 41% did not. This resulted in considerable additional work for the Selectors and requires follow up action by some TMs.

All of the Jubilee Challenge (JC) individuals and teams have been accepted. No further action is required from the Jubilee Challenge TMs, until they or their representative attend the Briefing on 14 Oct 17.

Similarly we look forward to seeing Ten Tors Challenge (TTC) TMs on 14 Oct 17. Those TMs of Establishments with codes in the right hand column need to take urgent action in order to qualify and be allocated teams that are in the ‘?’ Column. Actions required are:

If insufficient qualified walking leaders were nominated , in most cases 45m and 55m teams have been moved to the ‘?’ column. However, if you are unable to identify sufficient qualified walking leaders, you are to inform the TT Sec which distance you would like to retain for your qualified leader.

D The name of the TM has been duplicated in the Group Leaders’ section of the entry, which prevented the computer programme from calculating the ratio of qualified TM + GL to teams applied for. Please remove the TMs details from the GL’s page of the data submitted through Your Dashboard.

N Establishment Name: Maximum of 30 characters. Use lower case with, where applicable, the first letter of each word in capitals. To assist indexing do not include ‘The’ as first word.

PI Potential Infringement during TTC 17. Please e mail the final few responses still awaited.

Q Qualifications: The minimum qualifications are in the Responsibilities and Competence section of the Guidance Booklet. The sum of the qualified Team Managers and Group Leaders must be equal to or exceed the number of teams applied for. In some cases, insufficient qualified TMs and GLs were nominated in the entry. In other cases, nominated persons did not have acceptable qualifications listed. For TTC, acceptable qualifications on the drop down list are: ‘MT Mountain Leader Summer or Winter’; ‘MT Hill and Moorland (previously Walking Group Leader’; ‘SWMMLTS Walking Group Leader Summer or Winter’, which is now the SWMMLTS Moorland Walking Leader; JSAT JSMEL, MLS or MLT. If relevant, please also select ‘MT Expedition Skills, previously WGL camping endorsement’ and ‘SWMMLTS Summer Camping Leader’ to indicate experience. Scout qualifications are only acceptable from Scout Establishments.

2 Named by more than one Establishment. This is acceptable for TMs managing more than one Establishment. However, the qualified TM can only count towards one team.

Cotham School You have two entries, Please explain.

Writhlington School CCF and School. Please ensure that you have sufficient qualified walking leaders with different TM/GL for each Establishment.

Up to only 2 teams per distance per Establishment have been allocated or queried. If the TM wants to keep a 3rd as a Reserve, please let the TT Sec know.

Not marked are Establishments that only seem to have one mobile phone with all the GLs sharing it. Please amend.

Please check the details that have been submitted to the database and correct them. It is the TM’s responsibility and should not be delegated.

If a TM doesn’t understand the problem indicated, email SWHQ-TenTors-MAILBOX@mod.uk with your Estb Code and Name in the Subject. Similarly, once the issue has been corrected, please email, if possible before Thu 12 Oct 17, when the Selectors will re-examine the outstanding issues. Hopefully you will be able to solve all the issues before the Team Managers Briefing on 14 Oct 17. If not, the Selectors will be able to advise you before the Briefing starts.

Ten Tors Challenge Teams

Jubilee Challenge Individuals & Teams

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The Establishments selected to take part in Ten Tors 12-13 May 2018 will shortly be listed for Ten Tors Challenge (TTC) http://www.tentors.org.uk/tentors/ten-tors-teams and the Jubilee Challenge JC http://www.tentors.org.uk/jubilee/jubilee-challenge-teams . The next step is to attend the Briefing Day opening at 0900 hours on 14h October 2017 at Okehampton Battle Camp, EX20 1QP with the welcome at 0945. Approach through the centre of Okehampton.

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Tue 26 Sep 2017 — Two key dates for those involved in the planning and running of Ten Tors 18 are as follows

  • Thu 1 Feb: Comd SW issuing Orders (AKA - Main Planning Conference) at Okehampton Camp Offrs mess.
  • Thu 1 Mar: Commanding officers of units delivering a backbrief (AKA -Final Planning Conference) to HQ SW at Okehampton Camp Offrs mess.

More details for those involved will be circulated nearer the time..

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Tue 19 Sep 2017 — ENTRIES REMINDER

One week to go before entries close at 2359 hours Tuesday 26 September 2017. Please don’t leave it to the last minute.

There are still some Establishments that haven’t replied to the Potential Infringements e mail. You run the risk of not being selected; see 15 Sep 17 Notice below. ‘PI’ in the Team List’s Notes column is the call for Team Manager’s (TM) urgent actio

Do check the 30 Aug 17 Notice explaining how to enter TT18. In particular, Scout Leaders must have the required POR for walking and camping; other Establishments may not use scouting qualifications; don’t duplicate the TM’s details amongst the Group Leaders (GL); do ensure that you have nominated at least as many walking qualified TM/GL as teams requested, don’t allow a person to be listed for more than one Establishment and do ensure that the TM has or will attend a briefing in the 3 years preceding the TT17 Challenges. The database has been set to check up automatically on all these errors in TT17 entries.

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The following Establishments would appear not to have responded to our request for an explanation of the potential infringements, which were e mailed to the TT17 Team Managers in early August. Given the holidays it is possible that the e mail was overlooked or the TM has changed. However, to inform us of an explanation and action intended, we need a response in the next 7 days. Otherwise there is a risk that an entry into TT18 will not be accepted. Please e mail your response or request a further copy of the e mail to SWHQ-TenTors-MAILBOX@mod.uk.

28th Kingswood Scout Gp; 41f Taunton Sqn ATC; 874 Sherbourne ATC; Axe Dist Scouts; Bristol & Glos ATC (3); Bristol Scouts (3); Colstons; Cotham Sch (2); Downend Distr Scouts; Gordano Expl; Gordon Sch (2); Gryphon Sch (4); KEVICC; Kingsbridge Cty Coll; Matravers Sch; Mid Devon Youth; Midsomer Norton Sch; Milton Abbey Sch; Mt Kelly; NT Dartmoor; Newton Abbot Coll; Pilton Cty Coll (2); Polar Expl Scouts; Ratcliffe Sch; Teignmouth Cty Sch; Truro Sch; Wilts ACF; Wycliffe Coll.

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Responses to our e mail to specific Ten Tors Challenge (TTC) Team Managers (TMs) requesting a response to potential infringements during Ten Tors 17 are pouring in now that schools have re-opened. However, only about a third of the responses have arrived, as yet. Please do reply, as requested, by midnight 11 Sep. However, we recognise that some of the TMs many have changed and that a few of the e mails might not have reached you. Please be aware that we will not select teams from Establishments that have not responded. So, to help TMs, we will indicate with PI in the Query column of the TTC Entries List those Establishments entering teams that have not answered our query. Please watch out for this and take immediate action. Thank you to the vast majority of those TMs who have responded for both investigating the issue and also describing the measures they intend to take to avoid a repetition. Similarly, we have learnt from the responses and will feed back to you our intended actions at the Team Managers Briefing on Sat 14 Oct 17 at Okehampton Camp. Please make sure the date is in your diary.

Entries are building up. Thank you to the early birds who at midday Fri 8 Sep have entered 184 TT teams and 189 Jubilee Challenge individuals/team members. Team Managers, please don't leave entering to the last moment. Checking now that you can log in through the TM Dashboard will prevent a last minute panic. Five green ticks will cause your entry to appear on the list of entries. Remember, you can always change the detail before 2359 hours on 26 Sep 17 but we can't select your teams if you don't apply by the deadline.

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Wed 30 Aug 2017 — 2018 Entries for Ten Tors Challenge and Jubilee Challenge

This notice informs Team Managers of action they have to take

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Fri 21 Jul 2017 — Lost property from Ten Tors 2017

Lost property from Ten Tors 2017 will be retained until the 30th Nov 2017, after that date items will be either destroyed or used for the benefit of TenTors. Can all enquires be made to the group mail box SWHQ-TenTors-MAILBOX@mod.uk giving a full description and a contact phone number.

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