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EXPEDITIONS

Aim
To encourage a spirit of adventure and discovery.
In a small group you will need to plan, prepare for and undertake an adventurous journey in the countryside or on water, by foot, cycle, horse, canoe, boat or dinghy.
The venture involves:
  • Enterprise and imagination in concept
  • Forethought, careful attention to detail and organisational ability in preparation
  • Preparatory training, both theoretical and practical, leading to the ability to journey safely in the chosen environment
  • Areas of training will include first aid, navigation, camp craft and team building amongst others
  • Shared responsibility for the venture, leadership from within the group, self-reliance and co-operation amongst those taking part
  • Determination in implementation
  • A review of the venture in relation to its purpose
Level Walking 
Expeditions
Cycling, canoeing, horse riding, rowing Expeditions  Sailing
Expeditions
Explorations (a11 modes of travel)
Bronze 
2 days, 1 night 
24km / 15 miles At least 4 hours journeying each day 12 hours planned activity over 2 days At least 5 hours journeying over the 2 days 
Silver 
3 days, 2 nights 
 48km / 30 miles  At least 5 hours journeying each day 21 hours planned activity over 3 days At least 10 hours  journeying over the 3 days 
Gold
4 days, 3 nights
80km / 50 miles At least 6 hours journeying each day 32 hours planned activity over the 4 days  At least 10 hours  journeying over the 4 days

More information can be found in the Award Handbook and Expedition Guide.

RESIDENTIAL PROJECT (Gold Award only)

Aim 
To broaden young people's experiences through involvement with others in a residential setting.

Your Residential Project needs to be some form of purposeful enterprise in an unfamiliar environment with people you do not already know.

It should be at least 5 consecutive days with 4 nights spent away 

Choices
Suitable opportunities will generally fall into one of the following categories:

  • Conservation or environment work
  • Service to others
  • Activity based
  • Personal training

Further advice and information can be found in the Award Handbook, Programmes File, Award Journal or on the Award's web site

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award
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D of E Award Introduction   How Long Does It Take?   Service   Skills  
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