What to Expect
The training weekend is run from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon. The aim of the weekend is to develop skills ready for a Platinum/Bronze or Diamond/Silver expedition, but these skills also need reinforcing during unit nights. The weekend covers all areas of the DofE training framework. This will include:
– First aid & emergency procedures
– Navigation & Map skills
– Route planning
– Equipment & rucksack packing
– Countryside Code
– Team Building
– Camping skills
– Equipment to Bring
The Young People will be camping in the tents they plan to use on their expedition. If they are coming as individuals, we will find someone to share a tent with. They are expected to bring everything they would for their expedition all packed in a single rucksack. They must dress for an expedition.
Explorers will be cooking their breakfast and evening meal on the stove they plan to take on their expedition. This should be similar to the menu they plan to use on their expedition. Lunch and snacks will be provided.
Before they attend
It is expected that the Young People will have a basic knowledge before the course and know what is expected of an expedition e.g. know basic first aid, have seen/used a map before, have pitched a tent before. The aim of the weekend is to develop the basics ready for their expedition.
Booking & Cost
Expedition Training Weekend : 13 – 15th March 2020
An online booking form and payment must be completed for each participant using the PayPal link below. Booking deadline is 28th February 2020. The cost of the weekend will be £30 per person.
Once you have paid, you will be taken to a form that MUST be completed immediately after payment for booking. If the booking form is not completed, your booking will not be completed and you are at risk of losing your payment. In case of any problems please contact the County Office.