If you enjoy the Apex Challenge but cannot wait till our next competition for your next big adventure, why not try some of these events as well? They all offer something different and we are sure you would enjoy what they have planned.
The Border Hike is a challenging competitive hike for Scouts
and Explorer Scouts. The 'incident hike' format adds extra dimensions
to a walk through some of the most beautiful countryside in Britain. The
Border Hike is a weekend event with the actual competition taking place
on the Saturday. Distances are 8-10 and 12-14 miles for the 'Border
Hike' and 'John Bradbury Trophy' events respectively.
The Chase Walk is a 38.2 mile competitive walk over and around Cannock Chase in Staffordshire. It is open to both Scouts and Guides over the age of 14. A shorter 13 mile course during daylight hours is also organised for Scouts between 10½ and 14.
The Cotswold Marathon is a winter night hike for members of Scouting and Girlguiding, starting in Gloucester and over the Cotswold Hills. The route will take you over hills, across fields, along country paths and lanes.
Chiltern Challenge is an event which is run
for Explorer Scouts and Scouts from anywhere across England. It is a two-day
event beginning on a Saturday afternoon, running through to Sunday afternoon
including a night hike, challenge bases, site pitching skills, mental
challenges and meal preparation. Prizes are awarded for different stages
of the contest as well as the overall winner.
The Dragnet Challenge is to make your way through a narrow corridor
of land in the Lake District covering a distance of around
35 miles. Teams of four navigate from Friday night until Sunday
morning back to the defined base camp from a secret drop-off point.
On the way they need to avoid capture by teams of experienced catchers
who can take one of of three life cards which will reduce their chances
of winning the competition. The winning teams must have the maximum number
of lives and run into the base camp closest to 11am on the Sunday.
The Four Inns Walk
The Four Inns Walk is a tough competitive walk in the Peak District,
approximately 65km (40 miles) long, over some of the roughest moorland
in Britain. The Walk takes its name from the four inns along its route; The
Isle Of Skye (site of), Snake Pass Inn, Nags Head and Cat & Fiddle.
The event is organised by the Four Inns committee on behalf of the Derbyshire
County Scout Council.
The Kinder is organised on behalf of the Derbyshire Scout Council
and is open to all members of the Scout and Guide Associations, subject
to the various trophy categories. The Kinder Extreme is aimed at older age groups. The Kinder Challenge is a team event for younger Scouts and Guides.
Nottinghamshire Scouts Big Game Live
This competition is open to all Explorer Scouts and is being run
by Nottinghamshire Explorer Scouts. Teams of five have eight
hours to visit and photograph themselves at various locations around
the city and conurbation of Nottingham, travelling by tram and bus, just
like a live game of monopoly.
The event is a test of good orienteering skills
as well as physical ability and teamwork and unlike other well known hikes,
local knowledge will not be of help as the route will not be disclosed in advance.
Theme Park Camp
Can you and your unit afford to miss out on the explorer scout and
scout network event of the year? It's now a tradition that the theme
park camp takes place on a weekend in early September when more than
400 people descend on a campsite in Surrey and go to Thorpe
Park for the time of their lives.
Three Towers Hike
The Three Towers is a team-based competition hiking event for scouts, explorers and adults, organised by scouts from Berkshire. It's got four routes of different lengths for different ages (from 25km up to 70km). The event takes place around the footpaths and byways near the Ridgeway in West Berkshire and is normally held in early April.
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