Activity Details for events coming up – all levels

Please note that we have some kit that can be borrowed, so long as it is returned after the Expedition/event in the condition it went out in! It is lent on a first come, first served basis. It must come back in on the agreed date otherwise you will incur a £1/week late fee!. People who persistently don’t return kit will not be able to borrow it again. 

After Expedition training all teams must undergo as many official practices as necessary to ensure that they can complete their Final in a self sufficient and responsible manner, under remote supervision. After all the training we do that should mean one practice is all it needs! If a Practice opportunity is missed by an individual then the Final can be done as a Practice, and then the Final undertaken later in the year (probably Oct half term) with others who also miss the boat this term.

A Practice at Bronze must include one nights camping; Silver is two nights and Gold is two nights too but we like to do three, because of the tough navigation and conditions in wild country.

A full expedition kit list is found below, as well as ideas for expedition food.

Please make sure that everything on the list is packed and don’t forget to leave room for team kit like a tent or trangia or fuel.

Menu planning and food choices are an important part of training, so that everyone knows what they are going to bring personally and will be cooking with their teams for their evening meal. Too many individual dinner choices makes for a lot of fuel carrying!

It is not appropriate to bring things to cook at lunch time for various reasons: safety, hygiene, convenience, teamwork, need for extra fuel (and therefore extra to carry), timings – especially when teams are already behind due to getting mislaid or inclement weather!  

Please say if you have any problems getting to or being collected from the start/finish points.

  • Bronze DofE Expedition Training Framework is to be found here
  • Silver Training Framework is found here
  • Gold Training Framework is found here
  • A successful final
  • ALL cheques to made out to Gillingham DofE OAC please. 
  • BACs is possible. Bank Ref MUST BE full name of participant. sortcode 30.98.97 (Lloyds) a/c 47830260

DATES

Issued prior to enrolment: 18-19 overview with costs

Teams will need to continue to attend on Tuesdays until their Expedition Presentation is completed 

Silver- 2018 Expedition Presentations still to be completed by all teams as at Oct 1

Bronze – Day Hike/Training for Bronzes and Directs Sunday 14 October Click Here for detail

First Aid Friday 19 October – further email sent 16 Oct. Change of venue to Dance Studio, Gillingham School

Gold: 27-28 Oct Wild Country Orientation Weekend, Dartmoor Bunkhouse Click here for details

DETAILS TO BE ADDED

Basic Training for all Bronze and Directs:17-18 Nov @ Carey Camp, Wareham. Transport from Gillingham

Bronze – Day Hike/Training for Bronzes and Directs Saturday 15 Dec

First Aid Sunday 6th Jan

Bronze: Day Hike/Training for Bronzes and Directs Sunday 27 Jan

Silver: 16 – 17 Feb Training New Forest Bunkhouse

Bronze: 23 – 24 Mar Overnight Training 

Silver: 5 – 7 Apr Practice New Forest 

Silver: 26 – 28 Apr Final New Forest 

Bronze: 1/2 the teams 4 – 5 May Practice

Bronze: 1/2 the teams 18 – 19 May Practice

Bronze: 8 – 9 June Final 

Gold: 28 June – 1 July Practice Dartmoor

Gold: 19 – 23 July Final Dartmoor