If you have any questions about the expeditions please email or phone Shirley
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone number: 07733 116517
Can all parents please notify their explorer School that they may not be attending school on some of the days due to being on Expedition, careful consideration is brought in to when dates are set for the explorers to do their expeditions around exams and school holidays and leaders commitments.
If a problem arrives your DofE leader will happily provide a letter.
To supply personal kit & food
leaders supply (given out at the start point)
Tents, stoves, gas, pot, kettle, first-aid kit, survival bag, map bag (compass, map route cards, whistle, satellite tracker)
After every expedition
All Explorers must to the 15th Hall put tents up to dry & sweep them out
Hand in & wash the rest of the kit the leaders have supplied, they will not be allowed to go home until all this is done and checked with Shirley they may leave.
During the expedition, myself and Andy Carter (led the recent navigation training) are usually too busy supervising the Explorers to reply to text and e-mails from parents. We are also frequently in areas where phone signal can be weak or non-existent. If something arises please contact your local DofE Leader.
Length of time of DofE expeditions
|Level||Duration||Minimum hours of planned activities each day|
|Bronze||2 days & 1 night|
At least 6 hours during the daytime (at least 3 of which must be spent journeying)
|Silver||3 days & 2 nights|
At least 7 hours during the daytime (at least 3½ of which must be spent journeying)
|Gold||4 days & 3 nights|
At least 8 hours during the daytime (at least 4 of which must be spent journeying)
Notes: Time associated with overnight accommodation and catering is additional to the minimum daytime hours of planned activity. You have to undertake at least one practice expedition as part of your training. This may be more closely supervised than your final assessed expedition, which is remotely supervised to develop independence and a sense of personal responsibility.