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DofE Bronze, Silver or Gold Practice Expedition

July 14, 2017 - July 16, 2017

£30 - £40



DofE Bronze, Silver or Gold Practice Expedition

The practice expedition is for those who do not have a group of their own, or Leaders who are new to running expeditions and want support with supervising their group.  Following that there will be the opportunity to attend Open Bronze/Silver/Gold Assessment.

When? 14–16 July 2017
Where? Teesdale
Who for? Members of the Senior Section
How much?

Bronze £30; Silver £35; Gold £40

Leaders of Groups £30

Who is the weekend for?

Are you looking for a Bronze / Silver practice and assessment but do not have a group of at least 4 people to do it with? Or are you a group of at least 4 planning a practice but you are all new to it so need some support, or do you not have a leader who can supervise you? If so this is the weekend for you. You can attend either the practice expedition or the assessment, or both.

The Bronze practice is Saturday – Sunday; the Silver practice will start late afternoon on the Friday; and the Gold will start early Friday morning. Bronze participants will need to arrive on Friday night in order to complete their planning.

Individual participants:

If you do not have a group of your own, so long as at least 4 people apply you will make up a group to complete your practice. You will be communicating electronically with each other in advance to start the planning of the route.

You will need to have completed all of your training for the expedition section before attending, and evidence of this from your Leader will be needed. If you have attended the training weekend run by Girlguiding North East England, you will have covered most of the topics.

Leaders of groups:

If you are an adult leader of a Bronze, Silver or Gold group running an expedition for the first time you can make use of our experience and expertise in supervising expeditions.  The campsites will be Cotherstone/Barnard Castle, but your group will be free to plan their own route based on that.  The cost for the weekend will be £30 per person including food and camping.  Please provide your own equipment.


We can also offer you Bronze, Silver and Gold assessment.  This is open to all those wanting an assessment at Bronze, Silver or Gold level.  It is also open to groups running an assessment for the first time who would like support.  The Bronze assessment will take place on 1-2 September 2017 and you will need to communicate in advance with your group to do the planning.  The Silver assessment will be 31 August – 2 September 2017 and the planning will again be done in advance electronically.  The Gold assessment will be 29 August (afternoon) – 2 September 2017.

It is essential that all the training is signed off and you have successfully completed a practice before attending for assessment.  This will either be on eDofE, or a copy of the signed statement from your guide leader.

For more information about the assessment weekend see our DofE Training, Practice and Expedition information sheet.

How to apply

Bookings are taken through our online booking form below.  In booking onto this event you accept the Booking Terms and Conditions for the DofE Practice Expedition.

You can pay by card, bank transfer or cheque, just select the option at check out.

No bookings will be taken after Friday 26 May 2017.

If you have any questions regarding this event please contact the Region office by emailing  Alternatively, give us a call on 01904 676076.


July 14, 2017
July 16, 2017
£30 - £40
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