Open Bronze Walking Expeditions September 2018
For participants, taking part in the Bronze DofE award is often their first experience of outdoor living or expedition life. The Bronze DofE program allows the participants learn many new skills which enables them to spend 2 days and 1 night being self sufficient in the countryside.
During the training, the participants will learn what they need to know in order to successfully complete the practice expedition being remotely supervised. As part of the training you will learn skills such as, Navigation, Route Planning, First Aid, Emergency Procedures, Camp Craft, Expedition cooking and Nutrition, Health and Safety, and Kit requirements.
We make this fun and enjoyable with practical learning techniques, mixed with games and activities.
8th & 9th September 2018
Inspired Adventure Centre – Marlow
During the practice expedition there will be a mixture of directly supervised and remotely supervised planned activity where the will develop their skills learned in the training weekends and apply them to expedition life. The Duke of Edinburgh award requires participants to be unaccompanied and self-sufficient on expedition. You will need to have completed DofE training before being able to do this Expedition.
15th & 16th September 2018
Inspired Adventure Centre – Marlow
During the assessment expedition groups will be remotely supervised during planned activity. The assessed expedition is overseen by an external DofE Assessor.
29th & 30th September 2018
Pheasants Hill Scout Campsite – The Chilterns
Cost: £250 (inc. VAT) – Per Person for All 3 Expeditions
If the specified dates are not suitable for you or your group, please get in contact with us by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone (0800 246 1068).
Further specific details (including: link to Medical & Consent form, supervision details, kit list, suggested food list, specific drop off and pickup locations and times, kit explanation guide, rucksack packing advice,) will be provided in the participants ‘Expedition Preparation Guide’. This will be sent out with the booking confirmation email. This is a comprehensive 13-page document, that should provide you with a ‘one-stop-shop’ of information.
Provided students have demonstrated the required level of competence and have shown suitable behavior during training, they will not be directly supervised during the expedition. Appropriately qualified expedition staff will be at a ratio of one per two teams and each DofE group will be met at check points along their planned route and will have been briefed on what do in case of emergency. Expedition staff will be on site at the campsite overnight. Whilst on expedition any communication between parents/guardians and students will need to go through expedition staff as it is a requirement of the Duke of Edinburgh award that direct communication is not permitted.
Please note, that you will need to be registered for your Bronze DofE and ensure that your eDofE number is provided as part of this booking.
WHAT DOES THIS INCLUDE?
- 2 Day Training Weekend
- 2 Day Practice Weekend
- 2 Day Assessment Weekend
- Kit hire (tent, sleeping bag, roll mat, stove, stove fuel, rucksack & navigation equipment)
- Expedition Guide including kit list, food suggestions and locations
- Route planning session for the assessment
- Presentation evening
- Campsite fees
- Expert expedition staff, supervisors and assessors
- Camping accommodation
- Assessor reports
WHAT DOES THIS NOT INCLUDE?
- All expedition meals
- Personal clothing and equipment
- Travel to and from expedition venues
- Miscellaneous expenses i.e. drinks etc.