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Wednesday, 25 January 2006

Apex returns to Sherwood Forest

Sat 13th - Sun 14th May 2006
Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire

Now is the time to enter one of the biggest events on the Scouting calendar: the Apex Ovenight Challenge.

This huge weekend competition is taking place in Nottinghamshire on the 13th and 14th May 2006.

More than 200 Explorers and Network members are expected to take part in the event being held in a spectacular part of Sherwood Forest. More than a dozen exciting and challenging activities will be on offer including an exhilirating high level ropes course, super fast go karts and a wild canoeing experience.

Teams will be entering from across the UK. Entry is in teams of four and at £30 per team it works out at just £7.50 per person including all food, camp fees and activities. It makes this easily the best-value Scout competition in the country.

So check out the full details on the event briefing page, then gather together your team of four and enter online before the event fills up. There is space for 70 teams to take part. You won't be disappointed!

You can save the flyer below which is a simple *.jpg graphic to include in emails to your friends to tell them about the event. Simply right click and select "Save As" to download it to your computer.

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Tuesday, 24 January 2006

Tough new challenges for 2006


The rest of Scouting may be gearing up for the centenery in 2007, but the Apex Challenge team's putting all its efforts into making THIS year the biggest and best ever.

2006 will see a brand new event in October which promises to be the most demanding Scout competition in the country. The Apex EXTREME will be a full weekend of adventure from scaling towering rock faces to rafting down rivers and testing your teamwork skills to the limit. But an instinct for survival will also be essential to build shelters and fires to get through the nights.

This is an event you won't want to miss.

But before all that, the Apex Overnight Challenge returns on May 13th. More than 200 Explorers and Network members joined us in 2005, and this year we plan to make it bigger still.

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Monday, 23 January 2006

Latest annual report published

Ever wondered how the biggest Scout events are put together? How much does the Apex Challenge cost to run? Who are the people making it happen, and what's it all trying to achieve?

The answers to all these questions and many more can be found in our latest annual report. It gives all the details about our events as well as the full accounts and our exciting plans for 2006.

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Friday, 20 January 2006

Digital camera for most extreme photo

You've been hanging off rock faces, scaling Slovenian peaks and shooting down sledge runs. Our extreme t-shirt wearing competition has certainly given you chance to show off your adventures!

We've seen you wearing your exclusive Apex Challenge T-shirts in loads of places worldwide. There's now even more time for you to send us some more extreme pictures. The deadline's been extended until May 1st and we'll announce the winner of this year's extreme t-shirt wearing competition at the Overnight Challenge on the weekend of 13th and 14th May 2006. The winner will receive a brand new digital camera!

So keep wearing your t-shirt, keep doing great things, and keep sending us the pictures!

Wear you Apex Challenge T-shirt in the most impressive place you can think of. Take a photo of yourself and email it to us. The most impressive photo will be the winner.

We'll put examples of the ones you've sent us on the website as they arrive. And don't forget to pre-order your exclusive 2006 Apex Challenge t-shirts when you enter the May event!

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