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Friday, 11 October 2019

Wet weather warning for this weekend

We are really looking forward to welcoming everyone to this year’s Apex Challenge later. Unfortunately the weather in the last couple of days has been wetter than we would have hoped and the conditions in places are quite challenging as a result.

Our Event Centre and camping field currently has some patches of standing water. The rest of the ground is also quite wet under foot. We want to make sure everyone travelling to the event is prepared for this as much as they can be.

We would strongly encourage everyone coming on site to bring wellington boots with them, particularly for use around Event Centre.

It will also take us longer to park vehicles on site when you arrive this evening. We will have marshals out to guide drivers to a suitable place to park and offer advice on driving through any patches of mud.

The good news is that there is a long spell of dry weather in the forecast so conditions should improve during the weekend, though we are expecting more rain on Sunday so we also anticipate it taking longer to get vehicles off site.

While conditions are not what we would hope, we also know we are still going to have a great weekend. There are three days of great activities planned and we are determined to make the best of it!

Have a safe journey here and we look forward to seeing you later.

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Monday, 7 October 2019

Four days till Apex - what you need to do!

There are now just four days to go until Apex lands at the exclusive Ampleforth Estate in North Yorkshire. You need to make sure you're ready for this ultimate adventure weekend.

Before you set off

Make sure you check all the information online so you know what to bring, when to arrive and where you are going. All the details are on the Apex website.

  • Event details - full information about the weekend including when to arrive
  • Kit list - check off what you need to put in your bag
  • Directions - the last thing you want to do is get lost so print a copy out!

This year we also want to do our bit for the planet and reduce the number of single use cups we get through. Please bring a reusable mug with you.

Consent forms

Most important is that EVERYONE arrives with a consent form filled in. Download your consent form now. It doesn't matter if you are Explorers or members of the Scout Network - you still need to complete a form and bring it with you. We also need all leaders who are on site to complete an adult information form too. These are available to download on the same page.

When you arrive

Unload your car, then head to Event Centre to check in. Remember, you can only check in when you have consent forms for all members of your team, so if one of you will be late send it ahead with the rest of the team!

If your Scout group has several teams, please come and sign in as individual teams of three or four people rather than a large group with all your different teams mixed up together.

We can't wait to see you all for a great weekend of adventure!

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