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Kent Scouts DofE

Queen’s Scout/Gold DofE Award Expeditions - August 2022

5th March 2022 - 24th August 2022

19th to 24th August 2022

What is it?

This is a 5night camp in the Lake District, where participants will undertake 1 day of training, with a 3-day Gold DofE/QSA practice expedition in wild country terrain or complete a 4 day Gold DofE/QSA assessed expedition. Each team is led by an experienced Supervisor who has responsibility for their walking and safety in the hills.

The location for the event will be starting from our base in Serbergham Cumbria and campsites and route will be organised by the teams themselves.

Participants will need to be self-sufficient for the duration of the event, providing all equipment (a list will be provided at the Shake Down Hike) and food to cook for themselves. Self-sufficiency also includes organising their own travel to and from the area (we will advise on good public transport options, and we can provide local transport between train/coach stations and the start/finish of the event).

How do we prepare:

Prior to the expedition, we have a training event which must be attended by all participants;

  • Shake Down Hike and Training part 1, which takes place 10:00 Saturday 5th to Sunday 6th March 2022 15:00 which takes place at Kent Scouts, Lower Grange Farm, Grange Lane, Sandling, Maidstone, ME14 3DA. During this event, teams will plan their expedition, undertake a training hike, start the training and camp overnight, being fully self-sufficient for the event.

How much does it cost?

The cost is £80, this includes all camp fees (for both the March and August events), travel to/from the Lake District and during the event, booking of a Supervisor/Assessor for the event and training materials for the March event. Food and travel are not included in this cost.

This is payable via bank transfer, details of which will be given upon sign up.

How do we sign up?

That is the easy part! We have an online form for you to complete with all your personal details and instructions on how to make payment. The form can be found here:  https://www.cognitoforms.com/S...

Bookings will close on 23rd February 2022

Useful links

Main DofE website

Kent Scouts

Kent Explorer Scouts

Kent Network

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