Open Silver Qualifying Expedition
Training and Practice - Monday 13 - Wednesday 15 July 2020 - Dartmoor
Assessed - Wednesday 26 - Friday 28 August 2020 - Dartmoor
DofE Expedition Kit List
The DofE Expedition Kit List is your essential checklist when preparing the kit you need for your DofE expedition. Hampshire Outdoors will provide tents, stoves, pans, gas and compasses.
As you will be providing your own food for the duration of the expeditions see the guidance on eating on your expedition.
How to pack a rucksack
Your rucksack is very important. Get it right, and it can make your expedition. Get it wrong, and you could be in for a long, uncomfortable journey. Check out the guidance on packing.
Monday 13 July – Training
Meet and greet. Get to know each other and get into our expedition teams.
With your dedicated instructor you will talk through your pre-planned practice routes and talk through the Countryside Code, First Aid and Emergency procedures.
You and your team will go out for a short walk with your instructor to refresh your navigation skills.
Once back at camp, you will then demonstrate your stove safety, cook and pitch tents.
Once you all have eaten and set up camp, your instructor will begin helping you plan your assessed expedition.
Tuesday 14 and Wednesday 15 July – Practice Expedition
Rise and shine! Breakfast and then depart on your pre planned expedition with your team with full expedition equipment.
You will be monitored throughout by your dedicated instructor using remote supervision and check pointing at set locations.
At the end of your expedition you will have a debrief by your dedicated instructor who also give you further time to finish off your planning for your assessed expedition starting the next day.
Wednesday 26 and Thursday 27 August – Assessed Expedition
Meet and great and welcome back your expedition team. Meet your dedicated instructor.
You will meet your Expedition Assessor who will give you a briefing and check your knowledge and route options.
It’s down to you now! You will be monitored throughout the expedition by your dedicated instructor using remote supervision and check points at set locations.
We will always ensure we see you arrive safely in camp.
Friday 28 August – Assessed Expedition
It’s the final day! Hoorah! Head off smiling knowing that you will be met by the assessor for a debrief and group presentation.
How to book your place
- If you want to sign up you will need to be enrolled on a Silver DofE programme
- Book online
- Send us an email if you have any further questions