What is the Apex Challenge?

An unforgettable weekend

There’s nothing else quite like the Apex Challenge. We pack three days full of adventure. It’s a tough weekend of exciting challenges. The more you and your team complete, the better chance you have of leaving with the honour of being named Apex Challenge champions.

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Every Apex is different

Our events move to different locations. Each one gives us different opportunities for more challenging tasks. They will test your speed, agility and teamwork.

You’ll need to use your skills to navigate around around a large area, finding the a map, finding the activities that will earn your team points to climb the leaderboard.

Reasons to take part

The challenge

Have you got what it takes to take on Scouting’s ultimate challenge? It’s great to find out just what you’re capable of.

The fun

Nothing beats three days away with your best friends in a new location. It’s a weekend you’ll always remember.

Accessible to all

We cater for young people of all abilities and can adapt the event for those with specific needs or disabilities.

Your Apex weekend

at a glance

Friday

6:00pm
Arrive

Sign in, pitch your tent and plan your strategy

10:15pm
Event briefing

Find out everything you need to know about the Apex weekend

11:00pm
Apex Intense

90 minutes to find as many Apex points in the dark while avoiding the chasers

Saturday

10:00am
Main event

Seven hours to find and complete activities to build your team’s score

7:30pm
Event briefing

Find out the results so far and how you can top up your score on Sunday

8:00pm
Saturday night live

Enjoy the evening and meet the other teams while our live band performs

Sunday

10:00am
Adventure race

A 5km race with obstacles on your route to gain more Apex points

1:00pm
Results presentation

Find out which teams have come out on top

2:00pm
Depart

The end of your Apex adventure for another year

Apex Team

The Apex Team

The Apex Challenge is organised by a Scout Active Support Unit led by three Scout leaders who started staging these events in 2002. Thousands of young people have competed in the event.

Creating unforgettable adventure weekends for Scouts since 2002

© 2021 Apex Challenge

Apex Challenge is a registered charity number 1102633 and operates under the rules and guidelines of the Scout Association.

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