2018 Bronze and Silver DofE Expeditions

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2018 Bronze and Silver DofE Expeditions

3 December 2017

Explorers,

Arrangements for the 2018 cycle of Bronze and Silver DofE Expeditions have now been finalised so please sign up AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if you are interested by contacting Simon Keen simon_keen2000@hotmail.com.

Dates of training and expeditions

First training session:  Sat 3 Feb

Outdoor training session:  Sun 18 Feb, Wimbledon Common

Final training and route planning:  Sat 17 March

Bronze practice expeditions:  Sat 7 & Sun 8 April

Silver practice expeditions:  Sat 7 – Mon 9 April

Debrief and qualifying route planning:  EITHER Sat 28 April OR Sat 2 June (participants to confirm which they prefer)

Bronze qualifying expeditions:  Sat 14 & Sun 15 July

Silver qualifying expeditions:  August, dates to be confirmed with participants

Costs

There is no charge for training sessions.  Projected costs for Bronze expeditions are c£20 each.  Silver practice expedition is projected to cost £30 – £40 with slightly higher cost for qualifying do to the need for additional adult support.

Eligibility

Explorers registered for DofE through schools can choose to do their expedition session through this Scouting route if desired (and permitted by school).  Explorers who have not yet registered to do DofE should do so as well as registering for these expeditions.  The registration form is available at http://www.glswscouts.org.uk/imgs/scout_enrolment_form201702297.doc.

Of course, while we are principally aiming this at DofE, it is also entirely suitable for anyone who just wants to do their Chief Scout’s Platinum or Diamond Award

Peter Morris

District Explorer Scout Commissioner, Royal Kingston District