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 here, 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.

DATES

Issued prior to enrolment: 2017-18 Dates and Costs

Bronze Practice – other half. 19 – 20 May 2018

Yellow (Besties), Blue (Tramps), Orange (Morgan’s Corpse) and Purple (Flamingoes) PLUS EK

Here are the details – please read them carefully 2017-18 Act Details – Bronze Practice May 2018

  • DofE Meal ideas Agree your evening meals within your team on Tues 15/5
  • If you need to borrow kit, pick it up Tues 15/5. RETURN 22/5 Kit List 2018
  • The Bronze DofE Expedition Training Framework is to be found here

Details to be added

Bronze Final – all the teams. 9 – 10 June 2018

Team briefing and kit pick up on Tuesday 5 June

Assessed BRONZE FINAL 
Everyone will be doing the Final on the same weekend, 9/10 June and this will be from locations (to be advised to each team) out towards Milton Abbas. We’ll need parental support with transport please but as always say if that’s a problem. Camping will be at Giants Head campsite. Pick up at Chetnole Church

Silver catch up Practice Fri (after tea) 22 to Sun 24 June 2018

Gold Practice. Dartmoor. Thurs 5 – Sun 8 July 2018

Gold Final. Dartmoor. Wed 25 – Sun 29 July 2018

Silver Final New Forest Fri 14  to Sun 16 Sept