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.ramblers.org.uk/advice/safety/highway-code-for-walkers.aspx – Highway code for walkers
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
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)
1litre of Walter
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
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.