The 2023 Best Scout Squad Competition has concluded and we want to take a moment to thank all that made this competition possible. For everyone who was involved in the planning, execution, outreach, and support of this event; we couldn't have done it without you. To the competitors, regardless of where you placed, understand that you should hold your heads high. Being the best of your Division to make it here to compete is an accomplishment that should never be overlooked or minimized.
- Scouts Out!
The Gainey Cup Competition showcases the competence, physical and mental stamina, and competitive spirit of Cavalry Scout Troopers serving in formations that perform Reconnaissance and Security.
The Gainey Cup Competition keeps the competitive edge of Troopers sharp while they are with units that are not currently engaged in combat operations around the world.
The United States Army Armor School will recognize the Army’s “Best Scout Squad” by running them through a gauntlet of rigorous reconnaissance and security events. These events will challenge your Scouts’ physical and mental ability to conduct reconnaissance and security operations in close proximity to enemy forces and civilian populations, while informing the commander’s Priority Intelligence Requirements. They must be able to employ fires, enablers and report to develop situational understanding. Finally, the Scout Squad will be evaluated on their ability to provide early warning and decision space for the commander, developing the situation when necessary through direct action.