If you are in Year 9+, under 24, a member of Girlguiding, and want to do your Bronze Duke of Edinburgh award, then this is for you. We will provide comprehensive training and support you in completing a walking-based expedition. We will also support you as you complete the other three sections of the award – Physical, Skills and Volunteering.
27 February 2022: a half-day virtual training session including an introduction to the eDofE system and expedition training areas that can be covered remotely
19 – 20 March 2022: two full training days including walks both directly and remotely supervised, camping overnight (West Berkshire)
23 – 24 April 2022: Assessed expedition in West Berkshire, camping overnight.
You’ll need to attend all dates to complete your Bronze Expedition section.
We will send out details of what is needed for each session in advance. The expedition will be run in accordance with Covid-19 guidance applicable at the time. If we are not able to camp, we will run a “go-home overnight” expedition.
Training will cover:
Route planning, practical navigation and map reading,
Camp skills including tent pitching, expedition food and how to cook it,
Equipment to take on expedition and how to pack it, and
Personal fitness, first aid and what to do in an emergency.
The cost is £75 which covers the training sessions, assessed expedition, and group equipment (tent, trangia, maps etc.). To keep costs down transport is provided by parents. If you want to take part, please complete the application form
Email the completed form to the County DofE team at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for applications and payments is 31 January 2022.
If you have not yet registered for your DofE Bronze award, you need to complete the DofE Participant Enrolment form (and pay the enrolment fee) and email this at the same time.
If you have questions on the expedition, or registering for your Bronze award, please email us at email@example.com.