Participants can enrol at any time from the 1st June before they go into Yr9.
You are expected to discuss and agree your sectional choices. You can pop in for help most term time Tuesdays at any stage in your Award.
Required attendance in the Autumn term is about once a month for specific training – see below and our full calendar page
Local day hikes start in the New Year
Regular Tues evening attendance is from early March, 4 – 6pm. This time is spent planning and completing preparation for the expedition assessment. It is mandatory because everyone has to be involved. Also, the teams and the people in them have to be safe and ready enough to execute a self-sufficient, unaccompanied, assessed expedition that they’ve planned themselves. On assessment, teams are remotely supervised and meet leaders at agreed checkpoints.
We anticipate the 2020/21 Bronze Expedition to be done and dusted by the end of June 2021 but there’s still work on the team presentation to do afterwards.
We keep most Bronze events to local areas and, to keep transport costs down, ask that parents help by dropping off and picking up from start and finish points. If there is ever a problem doing that then please speak to a leader.
The Award is very flexible in the way that it can be approached: not all sections need to be started at the same time and two levels can be worked on at once, but ask for the fine print!
Bronze Dates for 2020 -21 enrolled cohort:
Tues Sept 22 OR Oct 6 2020. You choose which. The catch up Info Session! Followed by edofe training
Tues Oct 20 – Kit and equipment presentation
Tues Nov 3 – Briefing for the Basic Training weekend
Sat and Sun Nov 7/8. Basic Training weekend at Foxlease Lodge (transport organised) Burley, New Forest
Sat Dec 19 OR Sun Jan 3 First Aid training. The group has to be split. Form found here
Sat Jan 16 2021– Day Hike
Sun Feb 21 – Day Hike
FROM TUES 16 March 2021 – Tues after school attendance to 6pm
Tues 23 Mar Briefing for camp
Sat Mar 27 – Sun Mar 28 (finish after breakfast). Day hike and overnight camp.
Tues 11 May Briefing for both Practices
Sat and Sun 22/23 May OR 5/6 June Practice, finishing Sunday lunchtime (half the teams one w’end, half the other)
Tues 8 Jun Briefing for Final
Sat and Sun 19/20 June Finals weekend for all Bronze teams.
Presentations to do ……… !
Bronze options for the 2019-20 cohort:
Option 1: For this cohort only, drop the Expedition, finish the other sections by the end of 2020 and achieve the 2020 Bronze Certificate of Achievement
Option 2: For this cohort only, drop the Bronze Expedition but progress to Silver 2020-21 with the 2020 Bronze Certificate of Achievement
The Silver Practice will then count as your Bronze Final, so that you achieve your full Bronze Award by the 12 April 2021. Silver info here.
Completing the Silver Award shaves 6 months off of the Gold.
Option 3: Carry on as normal and complete the Bronze Final to finish with the full Bronze Award. The dates we have put by for the Bronze Finals are in the image below – last column.