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Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Latest annual report published

The latest Apex Challenge annual report has just been published online. If you're a fan of our events you're sure to enjoy reading more about how the team puts together some of the UK's biggest and most popular scout competitions.

In this year's document you can look back at the highlights from 2011, flick through our accounts to see how your entry fees are spent and get an idea of how we are planning to celebrate ten years since our first competition during 2012.

Download your copy now and let us know what you think!

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Monday, 13 February 2012

Apex team tests out new ideas

More than a dozen members of the Apex Challenge team have spent the weekend coming up with ideas to make sure our next two competitions are a fitting way to celebrate ten years of adventure since our first event in 2002.

Richard from the tech team testing out a new activity.
Despite the wintry weather we made it to a scout activity centre in Derbyshire for two days of boot-camp style activity sessions, team-building tasks and several hours of brainstorming ideas.

Part of the weekend involved splitting into three teams for a competition to design three brand new activity bases that could feature in our future events. The other two teams then tested them out to see how they'd work with dozens of teams. We created games of skills, teamworking challenges and most of all, activities that were great fun to take part in.

The Apex organisers at the team-building session.
We made loads of big decisions about how this year's events will work and there'll be more details about those on the website in the next week. We're really excited about the new ideas we've come up with and we're sure they'll make this year's Apex Challenge competitions the best yet.

We're always looking for even more ideas though so now's the time to leave us a comment on here with your thoughts on what we should include in this year's events. And start getting your teams together to be ready when entries open next month for our spring event.

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Friday, 3 February 2012

Check out the brand new Apex promo!

A brand new promotional video has now been released, showing off the best of the Apex Challenge in under two minutes.

Featuring footage from the past four events, the film gives a real insight into what it's like to be part of the Apex Challenge adventure.

The film shows hundreds of young people enjoying activities such as rock climbing, grass sledging, shooting, archery and mountain biking while they compete for Apex points. The fast-paced footage was gathered at our events over the last two years, featuring the events in the Peak District, Ilkley Moor, Otley Chevin and Sherwood Forest.

With clips from the competitors as they take on some of the top challenges, the film gives a real opportunity to sample the excitement of the Apex Challenge without having to even leave the house.

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