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DofE Expedition Programme

A single registration for the complete Bronze expedition programme - team formations, pre-expedition check, practice and qualifying expeditions. 31 May – 2 June - Training Day and Practice Expedition - Ashdown Forest (East Sussex) 27-28 July - Qualifying Expedition Bronze (South Downs to Eastbourne)

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DofE Expedition Programme
DofE Expedition Programme

Time & Location

31 May 2024, 12:00 – 02 Jun 2024, 12:00

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DofE have, for now, stopped offering the DofE Direct route for home-educators that we negotiated, but if you've already registered for the Award you've still got a few days left to register for our Home Ed expedition programme. The team formations meeting is on Thursday 25th April at 6 p.m. on Zoom. 

Bronze Expedition Programme 

31 May – 2 June - Training Day and Practice Expedition - Ashdown Forest (East Sussex)

27-28 July - Qualifying Expedition  (South Downs to Eastbourne)

£349 for all five days, three nights.

We've teamed up with our sibling company, Outspark, also run by Jason, to offer a Bronze  expedition programme in May-July 2024 - many of you may have met Outspark staff Martin, Jenny & Tim on our Weekenders. Those of you who do any of our online classes already have the Skills section of your DofE covered, and the Award is a great opportunity to develop new skills and interests.

The Expedition Programme

Before the Training/Practice, we'll get together on Zoom so you can form teams, get some advice on kit and menu planning, and work out a menu and who is bringing what.

On the training day, your team will walk with an instructor to learn the skills of navigation, emergecy procedures and so on. Back at camp in the evening, you'll learn about campcraft  - tents, cooking on camping stoves etc. before getting a hopefully good night's sleep ahead of your practice expedition which starts the next day.

On your practice expedition, you're a self-sufficient team of seven, walking independently between checkpoints to a different campsite, and then on the third day on to your final destination. It's a bit like a dress-rehearsal for your qualifying expedition - a chance to make some mistakes, learn from them and be ready for your final challenge.

On the qualifying expedition, you'll take all you've learned to be a smooth expeditioning machine - or at least not to get as lost for as long! You'll have opportunities to plan your menu and organise as a team in advance.

Ticket Options

  • Form Completion Only

    This is not a ticket to the expedition programme as sales have closed. It's just so someone can fill in a form.

    +£0.00 service fee
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  • Expedition Ticket

    One ticket for both Practice Weekend and Qualifying Weekend. (A separate fee of £75 must be paid directly to D of E)

    +£8.73 service fee
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