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DofE Practice Expeditions 2019

July 19 - July 22

£30.00 – £40.00




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 19-21 July 2019

Silver Practice 19-21 July 2019

Gold Practice 19–22 July 2019





Who for?

Any members of Girlguiding working towards their D of E award


How much?







More Information?

Bronze Practice – £30

Silver Practice – £40

Gold practice – £40


There is some funding available for those who live in a deprived location.  To know if you qualify please have a look here – Definition of disadvantaged – DofE Girlguiding North East England


Click here to find out more about how these expeditions will run.


Are you looking for a Bronze / Silver / Gold 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, whereas the Silver practice will start late afternoon on the Friday. However Bronze participants will need to arrive on Friday night in order to complete their preparation. The Gold practice runs for an extra day from Friday late afternoon until Monday late afternoon. 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.


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, then completing the planning on eDofE mapping – so you might like to familiarise yourself with that beforehand.


Leaders of groups:

If you are the adult leader of a Bronze / Silver / 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 the same as given above.


The cost of the Practice Expeditions include all campsite fees.  It also covers all the costs of adult support and any group equipment which which needs to be provided.


 There is funding available to help with the costs for leaders attending any of these expeditions to gain experience if they either live in or are working with girls from disadvantaged areas. Please contact the region office for an application form.


How to apply


Bookings are taken on our website, through our online booking form below.  By booking onto this event you accept the T & C s for DofE Practice Expeditions.


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


For details of other events happening in the NEE region and also to find out about and to book onto our DofE Training Weekend and DofE Assessment Expeditions please view our events calendar here.


No bookings for the practice will be taken after Thursday 23 May 2019.


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


July 19
July 22
£30.00 – £40.00
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