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DofE Bronze/Silver/Gold Practice Expeditions – July 2020 – POSTPONED

Starts: Fri 17 Jul 2020
Ends: Mon 20 Jul 2020

Please note that due to the current COVID-19 restrictions the Practice Expeditions are postponed.  Depending on the developing situation it is possible that the dates which had been set for the Assessed Expeditions at the end of August may be used as a practice.  Everyone who has made a booking on this event has already been emailed and will be kept updated.  If you have not booked but are interested in taking part on any revised dates please email


What?  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 18-19 July 2020
  • Silver Practice 17–19 July 2020
  • Gold Practice 17–20 July 2020

Where?  Probably Teesdale – but to be confirmed

Who for?  Any members of Girlguiding working towards their D of E award, or a Queen’s Guide candidate needing a practice expedition

How much?

Bronze Practice - £25 (£9 of this amount will be considered as a non-refundable deposit)

Silver Practice - £35 (£12 of this amount will be considered as a non-refundable deposit)

Gold practice - £45 (£15 of this amount will be considered as a non-refundable deposit)

More Information?  Click Information relating to DofE Expeditions 2020 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. 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. The is also funding for any girls suffering from disadvantage. Please contact the region office for an application form.

How to apply
Bookings are taken on our website, through our online booking form below.

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 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 21 May 2020.

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


The location for this event is to be confirmed

Terms and conditions


The full cost of the event is given in the event information and is to be paid at the time of booking.   Part of the full cost will be considered as a non-refundable deposit and this amount is also detailed in the event information.

Any applications made on line will be considered provisional until full payment is received and funds cleared.

A confirmation of booking will be issued by Girlguiding North East England.

Cancellation by Participant

Cancellation must be made via e-mail or in writing to the Girlguiding North East England office.

Deposits are non-refundable.

No refund will be made for bookings cancelled after the published closing date unless it is possible to fill the place.

Cancellation by Girlguiding North East England

Girlguiding North East England reserves the right to modify or cancel the event if unforeseen circumstances arise. In the event of cancellation a full refund of the event fee paid to Girlguiding North East England will be made to participants.

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Date: Fri 17 Jul 2020

Time: 12:00 am

Tickets DofE Practice Expedition - 18-19 July 2020 - Bronze Level (Participant ticket)
Price : £25.00
DofE Practice Expedition - 17-19 July 2020 - Silver Level (Participant ticket)
Price : £35.00
DofE Practice Expedition - 17-20 July 2020 - Gold level (Participant ticket)
Price : £45.00
DofE Practice Expedition - 18-19 July 2020 - Bronze level (DofE Leader ticket)
Price : £25.00
DofE Practice Expedition - 17-19 July 2020 - Silver level (DofE Leader ticket)
Price : £35.00
DofE Practice Expedition - 17-20 July 2020 - Gold level (DofE Leader ticket)
Price : £45.00

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