Expedition Training Events
Saturday 10th February - 2 Training Courses
Rob H and Matthew M-P to attend course from 0915 to 1600hrs at Carter's Lane Baptist Church, Halesown B62 0BX. Full details will be sent by email to those concerned.
Gabriel W, Jacob S, Hugh R, James K to attend training from 1000 to 1500hrs at MBC.
Saturday 4th to Monday 7th May - Clun Weekend
There will be different activities for members at different stages of the DofE programme:
Expedition Badge Training
1st Year: Gabriel W, Jacob S, Hugh R, James K
2nd Year: Joshua K, James H, William L, Ethan H, Ellis F
Bronze DofE Assessed Expedition
Rob H, Matthew M-P
Silver DofE Practice Expedition
Nathan K, Will L
Specific DofE Expedition dates will be published in due course as plans develop.
The DofE expedition season is from April to October inclusive.
Indoor expedition training starts in January, covering such things as campcraft and navigation using map and compass.
Outdoor training practice expeditions start in April (usually at Clun), with the Assessed expeditions all completed by the end of September.
Bronze candidates have a two-day (one night) camping expedition; at Silver level this is three and Gold is four days. Expeditions can take place anywhere, however at Bronze and Silver levels our Company usually runs cycling and hiking expeditions in the lovely local area countryside around Malvern.
Gold expeditions (by the now older and wiser candidates!) take place in remoter areas (termed Wild Country).
All expeditions are supervised by qualified staff.
DofE History and Photographs
Robin & Alan have both now completed their awards and await the final information so that they can head off to St James's Palace to receive their Awards
Simon M; Alex L; Tom C; Benji H; Daniel B; Andrew D & Matt C will all received their Gold Awards at a ceremony on Saturday 3 January 2015 in the Malvern Theatres
Mrs Harriett Baldwin MP made the presentations
FINAL EXPEDITIONS for 2013/14
sessions were as follows
Gold Cyclists assessed 7 to 10 July 2014
Simon M; Andrew D; Robin W; Alan G; Darren J;
Supervisor Paul Hern
Gold Walker assessed
Daniel B joined an open Expedition in the Forest of Dean
Bronze Walkers Final assessed now completed so well done all:
Ethan C; Russell L; Henry H; Freddie W
Supervisor Ian Outram
All were successful - Well done everyone!