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May 2013 Apex Intense

The Apex Intense returned in May 2013 with a new look for South Yorkshire's Scouttastic event at the Don Valley Stadium in Sheffield. Around 3000 Scouts spent all day at the event and almost 300 teams took part in our new challenge which involved a race against time to complete a series of dramatic obstacles and then complete an individual mission to find Apex control points.

For the first time the Apex Challenge was open to Beavers as well as Cubs, Scouts and Explorers. Each age group had a different task. After tackling the first half of the assault course the individual challenges began. 25 control points were scattered throughout the playing area, numbered 1-15 and then a further ten Hot Spots. Any team punching their electronic tag in a Hot Spot control instantly failed their mission.

Beavers needed to find 10 differently numbered control points. Cubs needed to find all 15 numbered control points. Scouts had to find control points 1-10 in numerical order and Explorers had to find all 15 control points in numberical order.

The event photographers caught some of the action from the Apex Intense event:

Beavers Results
Team name Scout group
1 Foxy 82nd Chapeltown 2:39
2 Finley Team 82nd Chapeltown 2:54
3 Team Jones 35th St. Oswald's Sheffield 2:57


Cubs Results
Team name Scout group
1 LADJ 46th St. Paul's Norton 3:12
2 Red Bulls 38th Rotherham 3:14
3 All Star 10th Rotherham 3:15


Scouts Results
Team name Scout group
1 Stripy Specky Dragon Stitchers 1st Stocksbridge 2:31
2 Team High 180th Millhouses 3:03
3 Panda Team 280th Norton 3:16


Explorer Results
Team name Scout group
1 The Majestic Unicorns 10th Rotherham 4:04
2 Norfolk In Chance Norfolk District 4:23
3 The Cookie Bros VEXB 4:45

Special mention also goes to the team made up of members of the Scout Network, Two Hats, from 273rd Sheffield who completed the course in 3:40. They were our only Network team to compete on the day.

Much of the action from the day was also caught on video - see below:

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Autumn 2019 event.

Autumn 2019 event

Our muddiest ever event as Apex visited the Ampleforth Estate for the first time.

Autumn 2018 event.

Autumn 2018 event

A return to Bramham Park after the Apex Challenge took a year's break.

Autumn 2016 event.

Autumn 2016 event

Three days of adventures and challenges on the Peak District's Eastern Moors.

Spring 2016 event.

Spring 2016 event

An unforgettable night-time challenge through the Temple Newsam estate in Leeds.

Autumn 2015 event.

Autumn 2015 event

The exclusive Harewood House estate welcomes Apex for the first time.

Spring 2015 event.

Spring 2015 event

The Apex Challenge returns to Bramham Park in West Yorkshire.

Autumn 2013 event.

Autumn 2013 event

A military theme at Strensall near York for Apex Special Ops.

Spring 2013 event.

Spring 2013 event

Apex returns to Sherwood Pines for a challenge during the night.

Autumn 2012 event.

Autumn 2012 event

Returning to our first ever location to celebrate our tenth anniversary.

Spring 2012 event.

Spring 2012 event

A new location at Bramham Park near Leeds for the first event of 2012.

Autumn 2011 event.

Autumn 2011 event

A thrilling three days of adventure with the hottest weekend of the year.

Spring 2011 event.

Spring 2011 event

The event sells out in record time for a weekend baked in sunshine!

Autumn 2010 event.

Autumn 2010 event

Brand new activities this year included archery and rifle shooting.

Spring 2010 event.

Spring 2010 event

The warmest weather of the year so far for this year's spring challenge.

Autumn 2009 event.

Autumn 2009 event

Gale force winds add to the excitement on Ilkley Moor.

Spring 2009 event.

Spring 2009 event

There were record levels of interest for teams to take part in this event.

Autumn 2008 event.

Autumn 2008 event

70 teams navigate through Langdale Forest in North Yorkshire.

Spring 2008 event.

Spring 2008 event

A new record of 16 activity bases was waiting for our teams.

Autumn 2007 event.

Autumn 2007 event

Centenary year sees us travel further North than ever to Ilkley Moor.

Autumn 2006 event.

Autumn 2006 event

First ever three-day Apex sees several new event elements tried out.

Spring 2006 event.

Spring 2006 event

Same location but new challenges at Sherwood Pines Forest Park.

Autumn 2005 event.

Autumn 2005 event

More prizes were given away at this event than ever before.

Spring 2005 event.

Spring 2005 event

The overnight event moves to a new location with dense woodland.

Autumn 2004 event.

Autumn 2004 event

More teams and more activity bases than ever before in Burbage Valley.

Spring 2004 event.

Spring 2004 event

Apex Challenge opens up to teams nationwide for the first time.

Autumn 2003 event.

Autumn 2003 event

Stanage Edge hosted our second daytime challenge event.

Spring 2003 event.

Spring 2003 event

Same idea as our first event but this time in the darkness!

Autumn 2002 event.

Autumn 2002 event

More than 20 teams compete for the honour of being our first winners.