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DofE Bronze, Silver or Gold Assessment Expeditions 2018

What?

DofE Bronze, Silver or Gold Assessment Expedition

This assessment 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.

When?

Bronze Assessment – 31August-1 September 2018

Silver Assessment – 30 August-1 September 2018

Gold Assessment – 28 August-1 September 2018

Where? Wensleydale
Who for? Members of the Senior Section.
How much?

Bronze Assessment – £30

Silver Assessment – £35

Gold Assessment – £70

Who is the weekend for?

Are you looking for a Bronze, Silver or Gold assessment expedition 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 an expedition 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.

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 31 August – 1 September 2018 and you will need to communicate in advance with your group to do the planning. The Silver assessment will be 30 August – 1 September 2018 and the planning will again be done in advance electronically.  The Gold assessment is from the late afternoon of 28 August when we meet beforehand at a Youth Hostel to meet the assessor and finalise details, before beginning the expedition proper on the morning of 29 August.

It is essential that all the training is signed off and you have successfully completed a practice before attending for assessment.  This will be on eDofE. 

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.

If you attend the practice weekend run by Girlguiding North East England, you will have covered most of the topics.

Leaders of groups:

If you are the 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.  We will give you the campsites but your group will be free to plan their own route based on that.  The cost for the weekend will be as given above.

How to apply

Bookings are taken through our online booking form below.  Bookings made incorporate our booking T&Cs for DofE Assessment Expeditions 2018

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

No bookings for the assessment will be taken after 28 June 2018.

If you have any questions regarding this event please contact the Region Office by emailing info@girlguidingnortheast.org.uk.  Alternatively, give us a call on 01904 676076

DofE Bronze, Silver or Gold Practice Expeditions 2018

What?

 

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?

Bronze Practice – 20-22 July 2018

Silver Practice – 20-22 July 2018

Gold Practice  – 20-23 July 2018

Where? Teesdale
Who for? Members of the Senior Section

How much?

 

 

Bronze Practice £30

Silver Practice £35

Gold Practice £40

Who is the weekend for?

Are you looking for a Bronze/Silver/Gold practice 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.

The Bronze practice is Saturday-Sunday, whereas the Silver practice will start late afternoon on the Friday.  Bronze participants will need to arrive on Friday night in order to complete their preparation.  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 attend the training weekend run by Girlguiding NEE you will have covered most of the topics, but will need to cover first aid and campcraft locally.

Click on this link to find out more about how these expeditions will run – DofE 2018 Information Sheet for Participants

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.

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 advised in due course, but your group will be free to plan their own route based on that.  The cost of the weekend will be the same as given above.

Assessment:

We also offer you Bronze, Silver and Gold assessment in the northern Yorkshire Dales area.  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 31 August – 1 September 2018 and you will need to communicate in advance with your group to do the planning.  The Silver assessment will be 30 August – 1 September 2018 and the planning will again be done in advance electronically.  The Gold assessment is from the late afternoon of 28 August when we meet beforehand at a Youth Hostel to meet the assessor and finalise details, before beginning the expedition proper on the morning of 29 August.

It is essential that all the training is signed off and you have successfully completed a practice before attending for assessment.  This will be on eDofE.

How to apply

Bookings are taken on our website, through our online booking form.  All bookings made are subject to our Booking T&Cs for DofE Bronze/Silver/Gold Practice Expeditions

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

No bookings for the practice will be taken after Thursday 24 May 2018.

 

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

BP Adventure 2018 – Moor Adventure

What? Baden Powell Moor Adventure
When? Friday 29 June – Sunday 1 July 2018
Where? Wynches Campsite, Moor Lane, Burley Woodhead, Ilkley, West Yorkshire, LS29 7SW
Who for? Guides who are completing their BP Award
How much? £70 excluding transport

 

Who is the weekend for?

This is for Guides who are working on their BP Award and have completed at least 6 of their challenges. It will be a celebration of their achievements and an opportunity to share their experiences with other Guides whilst having fun and learning what else guiding has to offer them.

Girls will need to arrive at Wynches Campsite, Moor Lane, Burley Woodhead, Ilkley, West Yorkshire, LS29 7SW on Friday 29 June at 7.00 pm and be collected Sunday 1 July at 2.00 pm.  We cannot accept any girls arriving on Saturday morning due to the programme arranged. No exceptions will be made in this respect. Supper will be provided on Friday night but not a full meal.

 We will spend Saturday on Ilkley Moor climbing, exploring, scrambling, crossing streams and walking with qualified instructors. There may be opportunities for camp fire cooking and grass sledging at the camp site along with other activities to complete the adventure requirements

We will be camping for this weekend and girls will need to be able to provide tents between them, ideally 4-person tents. Please indicate on your booking form if your Guide unit is able to provide one.

No more than four girls from the same unit will be accepted for the weekend and girls who do know each other will be split up for camping to enable them to make new friends and learn from others experiences.

How to apply

Bookings will be taken on our website, through our online booking form below. In booking onto this event you accept the Booking terms and conditions for BP Moor Adventure.

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

No bookings will be taken after 15 May 2018.

If you are unable to make this BP weekend there are others available please view the region calendar which is available here.

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

BP Adventure 2018 – Steaming Ahead

What? Baden Powell Steaming Ahead Adventure
When? Friday 11 – Sunday 13 May 2018
Where? Holme House, Esk Valley, Grosmont, North Yorkshire, YO22 5BG
Who for? Guides who are completing their BP Award
How much? £65 excluding transport

 

 

Who is the weekend for?

 

This is for Guides who are working on their BP Award and have completed at least 6 of their challenges. It will be a celebration of their achievements and an opportunity to share their experiences with other Guides whilst having fun and learning what else guiding has to offer them.

 

Girls will need to arrive at Holme House, Esk Valley, Grosmont, North Yorkshire, YO22 5BG on Friday 11 May at 7.00 pm and be collected on Sunday 13 May at 3.30 pm.  We cannot accept any girls arriving on Saturday morning due to the programme arranged.  No exceptions will be made in this respect.  Supper will be provided on Friday night but not a full meal.

 

We will spend Saturday working in the engine sheds of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway at Grosmont Station. Hopefully this will include cleaning a steam engine, although this is dependent on availability on the day, as will a footplate experience.  Other projects will also be undertaken.  On Sunday there will be a train trip into Whitby where the girls will be allowed free time in small groups before returning to Grosmont.

 

It will be essential for the girls to bring leather/sturdy walking boots (these may get oily) in order to be allowed to work in the engine sheds and yard. Soft trainers are unsuitable and will not be allowed.  Protective suits, hi-vis vests and rubberised gloves will be provided and we will have to adhere to NYMR safety regulations in order to take part.  More information about clothing requirements will be sent after bookings have closed.

 

No more than four girls from the same unit will be accepted for the weekend and girls who do know each other are likely to be split up during the weekend to enable them to make new friends and learn from others experiences.

 

How to apply

 

Bookings will be taken on our website, through our online booking form. In booking onto this event you accept the Booking Terms & Conditions for BP Steaming Ahead Adventure.

 

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

No bookings will be taken after 31 March 2018.

 

If you are unable to make this BP weekend there are others available please view the region calendar which is available here.

 

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

 

DofE Expedition Assessors’ Training

What? DofE Assessors Training
When? 28 April 2018 – 10am – 4pm
Where? North East England Region office in York
Who for? Adults wishing to assess DofE expeditions
How much? £30 to include lunch

 

This course is one of a series of courses throughout the United Kingdom, which will bring together delegates from Operating Authorities, Assessor Networks and Approved Activity Providers. The purpose of the EAAS is to prepare, train and accredit Assessors to undertake expedition assessments. Only accredited assessors may assess DofE Expeditions.

Becoming an assessor is a step which will help to support our young women who are taking part in the award. However before attending the course you do need some experience of working with DofE expeditions. We also expect you to hold the relevant qualification for the level of country you wish to assess in – so for example a Silver assessor would be expected to have level 2 walking or equivalent for alternative means of travel.

You must have completed the DofE’s e-induction, online pre-course training module, and, if you are assessing at Gold level or Bronze and Silver expeditions in wild country, the additional online Gold module.  These can all be found at www.DofEtraining.org . You also need to complete and return the EAAS3_EAAS_Training_Course_Application_Form 2017.

On successful completion of each module you will be able to print off a letter of completion which must be sent to the Region office along with your participant information form.  Failure to provide these will mean that you cannot be accepted onto the course.

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 Assessors’ Training.

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

No bookings will be taken after 13 April 2018.

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

We are also running an Introduction to DofE Course on 27 January 2018 and a DofE Supervisors training on 24 February 2018, you can find more information about these events here

DofE/The Senior Section Training/Walking Weekend 2018

What? This weekend will cover most of the DofE expedition training needed for Bronze, Silver and Gold levels.
When? 24-25 March 2018
Where? Helmsley YHA, Helmsley, North Yorkshire
Who for? DofE participants, members of The Senior Section, DofE Leaders
How much? £50 (includes accommodation, dinner, bed & breakfast at the Youth Hostel)

 

The weekend will include training on navigation skills, route planning, map reading, food and cooking. You will also have time to socialise and make new friends. Walks will be tailored to Bronze, Silver and Gold levels as required and there may be an opportunity to plan further expeditions. You will need to bring a packed lunch for Saturday and make your own way to and from the venue.

This is the first stage of the three expedition events for those hoping to complete the expedition section.   Practice expeditions for Bronze, Silver and Gold will take place on 20-23 July 2018 and Assessment expeditions  for Bronze, Silver and Gold  will take place on 28 August-1 September 2018 (please click the links for more detailed information and precise dates for each level).

This event is open to members of The Senior Section and DofE Award participants. DofE participants should be registered for the award before attending this event. Leaders running DofE units may also apply to shadow groups and gain experience in running the expedition section of the DofE Award.

For more information about how the open expeditions run please click DofE 2018 Information Sheet for Participants.  Further information will be sent to participants nearer the time of the event.

How to apply

Bookings are taken through our online booking form below.  Please select the appropriate level ticket.  By booking onto this event you agree to our  T&C s for DofE/TSS Walking Weekend 2018

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

No bookings will be taken after 22 January 2018.

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

Northumberland – Baking & Craft Baden Powell Adventure

 

What? Northumberland Baking & Craft Baden Powell Adventure. A weekend of baking sweet treats and creative crafting whilst celebrating the girls’  achievements and giving them an opportunity to share their experiences with other Guides whilst having fun and learning what else guiding has to offer them.
When? 2-4 March 2018
Where? Pasture House, Whittonstall, DH8 9JS
Who for? Guides who are completing their BP Award and have completed at least 6 challenges.
How much? Please contact the organiser

 

Who is the weekend for?

This is an event being run by Northumberland County for Guides who are working on their BP Award and have completed at least 6 of their challenges.

For further information and to apply

Please email the organiser Fran Hedley for further details franki_t@hotmail.co.uk.

If you are unable to make this BP weekend there are others available please view the region calendar which is available here.

DofE Expedition Supervisors’ Training

What? Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Expedition Supervisor Training Course
When? 24 February 2018
Where? North East England Region office in York
Who for? Adults supervising DofE expeditions
How much? £25.00

 

A supervisor’s training course is available for all those involved in supervising DofE expeditions. For those new or relatively new to supervising it is invaluable. Whilst not currently compulsory it is a very useful course for any expedition supervisor. More experienced supervisors will also find it useful as consolidation of their knowledge, and the opportunity to discuss issues with other supervisors. The next of these courses is being held at Girlguiding North East England HQ, Monks Cross, York on 24 February 2018, from 10am – 4pm. The cost will be £25 to include lunch. Uniform/guidewear will be worn.

 

The following gives a summary of what is covered. If you have any further questions about the course please contact Isabel Woodland via the Region office.

 

The Expedition Supervisor Training Course covers:

  • Understanding the role of the expedition supervisor, Assessor and other adults involved in the delivery of the Expedition section.
  • Understanding the process of remote supervision.
  • Understanding the importance of emergency procedures.
  • Understanding the duty of care held by the supervisor.

 

A supervisor must have a good level of knowledge in three areas:

  • DofE knowledge; including a full understanding of the requirements of the expedition section and the importance of remote supervision.
  • Technical skills; including skills in the method of travel, navigation, camp craft and first aid.
  • People skills; including the ability to work well with both young people and other adults in a supportive manner.

 

This training course covers the first of these areas.

 

Pre-requirements

To ensure that those attending the Expedition Supervisor training course are able to gain the maximum benefit there are a number of pre-requirements. These are:

  • Have completed the DofE’s e-induction and has a letter of completion
  • Have been approved by their Operating Authority/AAP to attend the course – you need to complete and return the course application (see below under “How to apply”).
  • Have sufficient technical competence in the level of country they will be operating in to undertake the practical elements of the course i.e. basic navigation and camp craft skills.

 

Note: In Girlguiding all supervisors must hold the appropriate level of walking qualification for the terrain in which they are supervising.

 

How to apply

Bookings are taken on our website through our online booking form.  In booking onto this event you accept the Booking Terms and Conditions for DofE Supervisors Training 

 

No bookings will be taken after 9 February 2018.

 

You also need to complete a  DofE Supervisors Application Form 2018.

 

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

 

We are also running a DofE Assessor training on 28 April 2018, you can find more information about this event here

DofE – Introduction to the D of E Course

 

What? Introduction to the D of E Course
When? Saturday 27 January 2018
Where? North East England region office in York
Who for? New leaders, advisers or those interested in starting D of E groups
How much? £25 to include lunch and a copy of the DofE Handbook

 

This course will give you lots of information about how to run the D of E award in your unit, local area or county. It will include how the programme runs, how to support the young people working on it, how to use eDofE and how to introduce the expedition section.  Specific course information issued by the D of E can be found by clicking here –  Introduction to the DofE Flyer.  You will also get ideas of how to access support.  The focus will be on the D of E in Girlguiding.  It will be useful both to those new to running the award or those who have taken on a new role or have only been involved for a year or two.

 

The cost includes a copy of the latest edition of the D of E Handbook, costing £6.50. If you already have your own current copy please deduct that from your course fee but you must have a copy of the Handbook to use at the course.

 

Before you attend you will need to complete the online introduction to D of E found here. Please bring a copy of your completion certificate with you to the course.

 

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 Introduction to DofE Course.

 

You can pay by card, bank transfer or cheque, just select the option at check out. Go to the North East England website and view the calendar for January 2018.

 

No bookings will be taken after Friday 12 January 2018.

 

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

 

North Tyneside – Snow Sports Sleepover Baden Powell Adventure

 

What? North Tyneside Snow Sports Sleepover Baden Powell Adventure.   Includes Baden Powell activities on the Friday evening, trip to the ski slope on the Saturday for a ski lesson and a snowboard lesson.  Part of the weekend could involve contributions towards a snow sports vlog for Girlguiding UK to promote snow sporting activities in Girlguiding.
When? 12-13 January 2018
Where? Drop off Friday evening at Trefoil House, North Shields, Tyne and Wear.  Collection Saturday evening from Silksworth Dry Ski Slope, Sunderland.
Who for? Guides who are completing their BP Award and have completed at least 6 challenges.
How much? £60

 

Who is the weekend for?

This is an event being run by North Tyneside County for Guides who are working on their BP Award and have completed at least 6 of their challenges. It will be a celebration of their achievements and an opportunity to share their experiences with other Guides whilst having fun and learning what else guiding has to offer them.  No snow sports experience necessary, the lessons will be designed for beginners.  If you do have snow sports experience and would still like to attend please advise when booking.

For further information and to apply

Please call the organiser Lauren Roberts on 07727 193665 for further details.

If you are unable to make this BP weekend there are others available please view the region calendar which is available here.