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Sunday, 18 March 2012

Make a full weekend of it!

This April's huge Apex Challenge event is now just weeks away, and there's now a great opportunity to enhance the experience even further.

If you'd like to extend your Apex Challenge adventure to a full weekend, why not stay on the Friday night at the nearby Wike Scout campsite? 

They are offering a special Apex Challenge rate of just £2 per person per night, and also have indoor accommodation available for the weekend.  Wike is less than six miles away from the spectacular Bramham Park where the event is taking place, and staying here could leave you fresh to arrive with us from 4pm on the Saturday.

For more details or to book your places, contact them directly via, quoting 'Apex Challenge' when booking to receive the special rate.

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Monday, 12 March 2012

2012 T-shirt design revealed

We've come up with what we're convinced is our best T-shirt design yet as we celebrate ten years since the first Apex Challenge competition.

For the great price of just £7 each, one of these purple T-shirts showing a crowd of cheering scouts on the front and two people climbing across a rock-face on the reverse could be yours. Read more about the design.

If you haven't already pre-ordered your T-shirts when you entered our next competition it's now possible to log in through our team list page and order extra T-shirts. You will need to pay for any extra ones as soon as you order them through our secure online payment system so make sure you have your card details handy.

So what do you think to this year's design? Leave us a comment below.

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Thursday, 8 March 2012

Apex pays tribute to heroes

The Apex Challenge sends its deepest condolences to the families of six soldiers killed by a bomb in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday. Five of them were from 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment - the Battalion which has supported our Apex Challenge events over the last four years.

Cpl Jake Hartley, Pte Anthony Frampton, Pte Daniel Wade, Pte Christopher Kershaw, Pte Daniel Wilford, and Sgt Nigel Coupe died when their Warrior armoured vehicle was hit by a huge Taliban bomb in Kandahar province.

The Yorkshire Regiment has been involved in the last four Apex Extreme events, helping to run our activities at the weekend-long competitions.

It is with great sadness that we hear that these young men have lost their lives, and our thoughts are with the families of all involved.

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Tuesday, 6 March 2012

First time? Get in now!

If you haven't before taken part in one of our national Apex Challenge events, now could be your chance.

Entries opened on Sunday afternoon, and the first 94 team places were snapped up in just a few hours. It's great to see teams from as far afield as Cumbria, Cambridgeshire, Wales and Warwickshire all joining us for the next event. One district has even booked a coach to bring their eleven teams to the competition. But all this now means there are just six places remaining.

This overnight adventure competition is taking place on the weekend of 14th-15th April in the spectacular Bramham Park near Leeds. It's open to explorer scouts and scout network members from across the UK.

If you're not sure what it's all about, this two minute video should help.

Full details and entry forms are on the event's website at

We look forward to seeing you in April!

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Sunday, 4 March 2012

Next event entries open today

Entries for this Spring's massive Apex Challenge event open this afternoon - and demand is expected to be incredibly high.

There has already been huge interest from explorers and network members from right across the UK. We have increased the capacity at this event, with 100 team places now available for this overnight adventure challenge event. But you will need to be quick to secure a place in the event.

Remember last year's competition sold out in less than two hours.

The entry fee is just £75 per team with T-shirts being an extra £7 each. While the exact design is still being finalised, it's fair to say it is a brilliant, dynamic new look, designed for us by a former competitor. So make sure you are by your computer by 3pm this afternoon as the Apex Challenge opens for entries. We look forward to seeing you all for a night of incredible adventure in Bramham Park this April.

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