Over the last ten years, the Apex Challenge has grown from a small local event in South Yorkshire, to one of the country’s top adventure competitions for Explorers and the Scout Network. Here Event Director Matt Richards gives an honest look at the main things they have learnt over the last decade.
Don’t get complacent – Our least successful events have been when we’ve repeated activities or returned to the same place in consecutive years. While it may be easier for the organisers, the lack of originality is instantly noticeable and the competitors are very aware. If you keep challenging yourself with new ideas, places and activities, it keeps the events feeling fresh and vibrant.