Gwentrek

27-29 September 2019

Gwentrek is the ultimate expedition challenge for Scouts and Explorers in Gwent.

Be self sufficient, walk against the clock in teams with or without leaders.

Overview

Teams of 4-7 will complete a hike through a series of checkpoints and base camp activities to test Scouting expedition skills. This is a competition so teams will be tested on knowledge, independence from leaders, kit, navigation and camping skills.

GT teams – Scout section

A great way to experience Gwentrek for the new through to the seasoned Scout. Leaders can accompany their teams around the route for peace of mind. This level of the competition is designed to get new people involved and the chance to gain some experience, in a few years they will tackle GT+. There is a GT trophy for the winning team.

GT+ teams - Scout section

Take on the challenge of GT+, teams compete without leaders for the whole weekend. Feeling independent, feeling confident? Teams will be expected to compete on the GT route and be self-sufficient, this is important! Teams must carry all food, equipment and everything they need for the weekend.

GTx teams - Explorer section

Feeling brave? Take on Gwentrek Extreme, a specially designed route for the more confident and more adventurous. This is for Explorers that feel the need for a real challenge, are you tough enough?

GT+ and GTx teams will be camping in the same field on Friday but will be away from leaders and in their own area. GTx may have a completely different campsite on Saturday night. Therefore, they must be self-sufficient and able to carry all kit. Points will be deducted for leader assistance.

Results 2019

GT

Team Name Position Scores Saturday WP Camp-CP1 CP1-CP2 CP2-CP3 CP3-CP4 CP4-camp Route check Kit check
1st Magor B 1 393 70 50 50 50 49 48 44 32
Usk C 2 388 70 50 50 47 48 48 37 38
1st Henllys A 3 370 70 50 50 49 47 39 34 31
Usk B 4 348 70 50 45 31 46 34 40 32
1st Shirenewton A 5 331 70 50 50 23 32 47 27 32
Usk A 6 329 70 38 50 44 49 16 37 25
28th Newport A 7 323 70 49 46 47 47 37 - 27
1st Brynmawr A 8 316 70 48 32 23 20 50 30 43
1st Rogerstone C 9 314 70 44 38 10 43 37 40 32
28th Newport B 10 287 70 50 30 50 30 35 - 22
1st Panteg A 11 282 70 38 40 11 46 22 30 25
1st Magor D 12 278 70 19 41 28 5 50 34 31
1st Pontnewydd A 13 275 40 43 43 42 42 38 27 -
1st Llanyrafon A 14 274 70 38 49 13 37 12 37 18
22nd Newport B 15= 272 40 45 35 45 42 12 20 33
1st Wentwood A 15= 272 40 38 39 27 31 36 34 27
1st Magor A 17 257 40 50 48 31 - 21 40 27
24th Newport A 18 256 70 39 36 17 29 4 34 27
1st Garndiffaith / Blaenavon 19 248 70 31 47 45 24 0 - 31
22nd Newport A 20 222 40 50 27 0 26 9 37 33

GT+

Team Name Position Scores Saturday WP Camp-CP1 CP1-CP2 CP2-CP3 CP3-CP4 CP4-camp Camp skills Cooking Route check Kit check
Usk D 1 440 70 50 44 50 36 39 34 31 40 46
1st Bassaleg A 2 417 70 39 49 40 22 45 28 48 30 46
1st Magor C 3 406 40 45 50 50 49 28 37 28 30 49
1st Crookham B 4 363 70 49 31 11 45 0 39 37 34 47
Usk E 5 360 70 40 50 17 21 6 34 34 40 48
1st Shirenewton C 6 345 60 37 0 37 44 20 39 28 37 43
1st Shirenewton B 7 329 70 29 15 26 30 0 34 34 50 41
1st Crookham A 8 314 70 39 50 36 0 9 28 - 37 45
28th Newport C 9 309 20 34 50 37 42 33 34 - 20 39
1st Llanmartin A 10 306 60 47 45 9 8 20 37 28 19 42
1st Rogerstone B 11 260 20 35 45 36 0 20 20 - 37 47
28th Newport D 12= 202 10 32 0 47 34 24 25 - 30 -
1st Caerleon A 12= 202 40 7 50 0 0 0 23 - 37 45
1st Llanyrafon B 14 173 10 0 12 12 0 31 23 25 37 43
1st Panteg B 15 140 20 28 0 26 0 0 - - 34 32
1st Rogerstone A 16 128 20 0 0 0 5 12 23 - 24 44

GTx

Team Name Position Scores Saturday WP Camp-Alpha Alpha-Bravo Bravo-Charlie Charlie-Delta Delta-Echo Bonus Yankee Echo-camp Camp skills Cooking Route check Kit check Route card
Bogeymen A 1 543 60 49 42 34 50 37 25 44 39 31 44 48 40
Isca B 2 435 30 46 49 38 25 43 40 34 - 44 47 39
Isca A 3 428 60 46 46 29 30 - 20 37 37 37 49 37
Ghost B Princesses 4 408 60 47 20 16 50 43 22 39 - 40 41 30
No Limits A 5 340 60 4 17 3 46 28 0 39 39 40 47 17
Ghost B Princes 6 303 60 38 50 34 0 5 0 20 - 30 44 22
Tan Gwyllt A (Assisted) - 50 25 42 40 34 0 - 0 - - - 44 -

Quick info

  • Booking deadline: Friday 20 September
  • Teams should be able to pitch tents & camp safely
  • Teams should be able to plan their own route
  • This is a navigation exercise, teams should be able to read maps and make relevant decisions
  • Teams should be able to cook their meals

Downloads

Some extra goodies

Some extras to help your teams along the way...

Example route card - 2017 GTx route (PDF)

How to pack a rucksack fact sheet (pdf)

Map reading fact sheet (pdf)

Compass skills fact sheet (pdf)

Hiking fact sheet (pdf)

Additional content

We're still updating the content for this year's event, but you can still view a few pages from 2018:

Welcome

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