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DofE Bronze/Chief Scout Platinum Expedition West Sussex South Downs - 22-24 July 2022

22nd - 24th July 2022

When is this happening?

Bronze DofE Bronze/ Chief Scout Platinum Expedition 22 – 24 July 2022


The expedition location is in the South Downs, just north-east of Brighton in West Sussex. Teams will have the opportunity of walking on the chalk downs with glorious views out to sea, along the Adur valley and in the low-lying rural area to the north of the Downs. They will need OS Explorer Map No OS11, Brighton & Hove.

Our start and finish location, and leaders base camp, is at:

Hillside Scout Site, Henfield Road, Small Dole, Henfield, West Sussex BN5 9XJ. Grid ref TQ 214 125

Leaders and participants can arrive from 5.00pm on 22 July and ideally be on site by 7.30pm. Everyone needs to bring a packed supper, takeaway or eat beforehand.

Individual Bronze participants are welcome and we will do our best to integrate them into existing teams, or if enough join, create a new team. Please contact me at info@ashfordscoutsdofe.orgto discuss the possibilities. 

Bronze teams will spend two days on expedition. We recommend teams doing their first expedition do loops returning to Hillside each day. Competent Bronze teams doing a second expedition can camp on passport at Parkwood Scout Site Parkwood Scout Site, Poynings Road, Poynings, Brighton, West Sussex BN45 7BA. Grid ref TQ 259 137 at the end of their first day and walk back to Hillside on their second day.

How much does it cost?

The cost is £25 per participant for Bronze 

This is payable via bank transfer, details of which will be given upon sign up. This includes all camp fees and subsidised leaders’ dinners on expedition nights. Leaders and participants will need to arrange their own transport to and from all events, and participants need to be self-sufficient with all equipment, tents, food and stoves to cook for themselves. Teams will need to have a qualified supervisor, ideally also with assessor qualifications, or be prepared to assess another team, under supervision of a qualified assessor.

How do we sign up?

We have an online form which can be found by clicking on this link: https://www.cognitoforms.com/SpectuliseLtd/dofeexpeditionteamentrywestsussexsouthdowns2

Bookings will close on 30 June 2022

This expedition is being led by the County DofE Support Team.

Any questions please email Gill Temple at info@ashfordscoutsdofe.org

Useful links

Main DofE website

Kent Scouts

Kent Explorer Scouts

Kent Network

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