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D of E Expedition

A single registration for both the practice and qualifying expedition (Bronze or Silver). 31 May – 2 June - Training Day and Practice Expedition - Ashdown Forest (East Sussex) 27-28 July - Qualifying Expedition Bronze (South Downs to Eastbourne)

D of E Expedition
D of E Expedition

Time & Location

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

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Bronze/Silver Expedition Details 

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

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

Bronze £349 for all five days, three nights.

We’re pleased to announce that we have negotiated access to the DofE Award scheme for home educated young people across the UK. We've teamed up with our sibling company, Outspark, also run by Jason, to offer a Bronze and Silver  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.

Those who do go to school but who want to do their DofE alongside home-educated friends that they’ve met on our residentials should be able to join in too. Please note that you can register with DofE Direct whether you want to do your expeditions with us or not, and we're also happy to help with tips for expeditioning and other sections in our drop-in zooms. If you're too far away from the southeast to do your Bronze/Silver with us, we might be able tro recommend a more local expedition provider.  

A SEPARATE FEE OF £75 MUST BE PAID DIRECTLY TO D OF E

For more information about how to register with D of E see our information page here https://www.p4he.org/dofe

Ticket Options

  • Expedition DEPOSIT ONLY

    Sale ends: 15 Apr, 12:00

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

    £50.00
    +£1.25 service fee
  • Expedition Ticket

    Sale ends: 15 Apr, 12:00

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

    £349.00
    +£8.73 service fee

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