The start of the DofE journey. We would train your pupils for a day before embarking on a two day practice expedition. This would be followed up by another afternoon or evening session to reflect on what has been learnt from the practice and prepare for the final two day qualifying expedition.
Typically we use a location that is near to your school that offers a series of foot paths that are safe to use and a camp site suitable for the number of pupils.
On the training day we would cover the following topics:
- The DofE 20 conditions
- The Countryside Code
- First Aid
- Group work with expedition aims and objectives
- Map reading and planning
- What to bring and packing a ruck sack
- Food to bring and sample menus
- Cooking with a Trangia stove
- How to put up a tent
6 Day package consisting of 1 day training, 2 day practice expedition, 1 day preparation and 2 day final qualifying expedition.