Bronze Expedition Training Schedule 2019

All participants wishing to take part in the expedition in 2019 must complete training. This is to make sure that you are safe during the expedition. The training will help them to pack a rucksack, plan a menu, plot their route and take part in a training walk.

The consent form must be handed in before the training walk on Saturday March 9th.

Here is the consent form Expedition-Consent-Form-Bronze 2019

We work through a booklet (bronze training booklet) and this will help them with their planning and expeditions.

Here is the training plan. All sessions are 6.30pm until 9pm. Please be prompt.

Thursday 28th February

Personal equipment/weather/Access Law/Safety and emergency procedures.

Some links from the training

https://www.dofe.org/shopping/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Expedition_Kit_List_Jan2019.pdf   – Kit List

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-countryside-code/the-countryside-code – Countryside Code

https://www.ramblers.org.uk/advice/safety/highway-code-for-walkers.aspx – Highway code for walkers

https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/learn-about/weather/types-of-weather/clouds – Clouds

https://samsykesltd.co.uk/dofe-kit-list/ – Personal kit/equipment

https://samsykesltd.co.uk/pack-a-rucksack-for-dofe/ – How to pack a rucksack

http://www.mountainsafety.co.uk/EP-Whistle-or-Torch.aspx – Emergency whistle signal

http://www.mountainsafety.co.uk/Mountain-Safety-Hill-Walking-Safety-Quick-Summary.aspx   – Safety on hills and walking

Thursday 7th March

Route planning on EDOFE/Navigation –Map Reading / Finding Your Way /Using the Compass / Route Planning

https://youtu.be/eeqYYf05VEE

https://youtu.be/o1NfYYkezys

https://youtu.be/FXuo_ocVMVU

https://youtu.be/5w4qKnfJwwo

Saturday/Sunday 9/10th March

Navigation walk from St Anne’s to St Elizabeth

Starting at St Anne’s carpark at 10.30am prompt, finishing at St Elizabeth carpark at 4pm(hopefully)

Required kit

Small rucksack

Consent form

Packed lunch

1litre of Walter

Waterproof clothes

Walking boots

Spare socks

Personal first aid kit inc blister plasters

Some money for a hot drink/ice cream etc at Scariabrick Marina

Mobile phones can be brought but must be kept on silent in rucksack at all times unless a leader allows them to use it.

All participants are expected to behave during the walk. Leaders will call parents of any participants who misbehave and require collecting.

Thursday 14th March

1st Aid and fitness for the expeditions

http://www.sja.org.uk/sja/first-aid-advice.aspx

 

Thursday 21st March

Campcraft / Catering for Expeds / Cooking Stoves / Tents

 

Dates for expeditions

Practice expedition from Croston to Ashurst Beacon – April 27/28th

Qualifying expedition West Pennines – May 18/19th

We will be holding a parents meeting on Thursday March 21st from 6.30pm – 7pm.