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.
Bronze Practice – 20-22 July 2018
Silver Practice – 20-22 July 2018
Gold Practice – 20-23 July 2018
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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
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.
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 email@example.com. Alternatively, give us a call on 01904 676076.