Camping, DofE, Water Activities

DofE Expeditions 2021

This summer, 25 Explorers across six Duke of Edinburgh teams took to the River Severn for their practice and qualifying expeditions. Over the course of their week-long adventure, teams were able to overcome the challenges of self-sufficiency and build on their teamwork and leadership skills, whilst exploring the beauty of the Severn by canoe. Keep […]

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Camping, DofE, Water Activities

Bronze DofE Expedition Weekend

“Everyone was up bright and early on Saturday morning. Thirty Explorers and a number of Leaders had been nervously awaiting this day for months, mainly since we didn’t know whether it would be cancelled due to the pandemic. It was finally time for our Bronze DofE expedition – something that we had been preparing for, […]

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DofE, Water Activities

A Sunny Weekend on the Thames

Last weekend, the Unit dedicated itself to canoeing. Scouts from all over gathered at Longridge Activity Centre to prepare for, or complete, Duke of Edinburgh Award expeditions, and to improve their skills on the water. One Gold DofE team completed a grueling practice expedition along the Thames, to ensure that they were all ready for […]

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DofE, Water Activities

Getting Wet on DofE Training Camp

Last weekend was the training camp for people completing their DofE expeditions by canoe. Camp started on Friday evening as we lugged barrels full of our personal kit down to Scout Park, ready to load onto the van. We also had the all-important food barrels (containing ridiculous amounts of sugar), and the group kit barrels. […]

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DofE

DofE Practice/training weekend

After extensive planning on many meetings throughout the year we had gained the necessary skills to safely canoe as a group down the Themes. Although this was only a practice for the real DofE canoeing expedition, it still took all of our training and left us very ready for the real thing. The weekend was very […]

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Camping, DofE, Water Activities

Silver DofE Canoeing Expedition, Aug 2012

Throughout the past year, we have been attending Duke of Edinburgh training meetings for canoeing expeditions. It was through this we developed the necessary skills to complete three days in the wilderness on the River Wye and paddle a total of 90 kilometres. We decided to canoe rather than walk the expedition to have a […]

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