Over 40 Explorer Scouts formed ten different teams in this years Great Escape. The format this year was changed and the Explorers started out at Ranmore Camp site near Dorking on the Friday night where they learned survival skills before the 34th Reigate (Meadvale) slept under basher for the night in temperatures of minus 4. In the morning all the teams set off for Bentley Copse camp site 16km away. They had to avoid capture (hit by flour bombs) by the hunter force and visit seven different bases en route.  The bases included unmanned and manned base; there was a mine field, Aerial Endeavour, Artillery manoeuvre with the large canons (Royal; tournament style) on Boxhill and the spider web of Doom. When the group arrived at Bentley Copse they had to cook dinner and were then sent out on a covert night reconnaissance trying to find out what the enemy were doing at their base.  Sunday morning saw the Explorers up early again and off on more challenges including Bombardment, Armoury and 4x4 rescue. They arrived back at Bentley Copse for the final assault which saw the 40 odd Explorers take on the few leaders in a massive floor bomb attack trying to capture secret cards.

The winning group was the 34th Reigate (Meadvale) Griffins Patrol. This was the second year running that the 34th Reigate(Meadvale) have won the trophy.