Bronze

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 in 2021 is from Tues 20 April. 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 as below.

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

The Jan 3 Mandatory First Aid training has been postponed to May 15 2021

All hikes and camps are local (within 25miles) and parents help to transport (please say if that’s a problem!)

If out of lockdown, we would like to meet Tuesday Mar 23 from after school, to start with some teambuilding; confirm which day you are walking and prepare.

Sat Mar 27 OR Sun Mar 28 Day hike £5. Half the teams on one day, half on the other.

Easter Holidays

Tuesday meetings: 20 Apr, 27 Apr, 4, 11 and 18 May.

Sat and Sun 22/23 May OR 5/6 June Practice, finishing Sunday lunchtime (again half the teams one w’end, half the other) £20

Tuesday meetings: 25 May – Awards Presentation including 2020/21 Cert of Achievements; 8 and 15 June.

Sat and Sun 19/20 June Finals weekend for all Bronze teams £25

Mini Exped Presentations to do on Tues 22 June