The Expedition Section
Our Dartmoor Expedition Gallery is here.
Achieving your Award is an adventure from beginning to end and this section can give you some of your most memorable experiences!
From sailing along the Norfolk Broads to walking in Canada or horse riding in the Brecon Beacons, it can be as far-flung or as close to home as you want it to be. You can also choose how you want to travel – it doesn’t just have to be on foot! You could choose to do your expedition by bike, by canoe, by kayak, by wheelchair, by sailing boat or even on a horse or llama!
Having said all that, DofE Centres may only be able to offer you walking as an option because that is where the leader expertise lies.
However you can still join an expedition elsewhere so long as it is delivered by a DofE licensed organisation. If this organisation is outside of your own licensed organisation, and not an AAP, it is essential that you check the insurance cover in place for you.
AAP (Approved Activity Provider) choices are found here.
Further information on the DofE Expedition section can be found here
FAQ answers are all here.
Dorset County Council expedition timetables
A Consent Form (DCC DofE Expeditions 2017) is required to attend
Here is the Dorset Independents and Open Exped App Form 2017 to Gold Expedition events, with costs and deadlines to apply.
The requirement is a training session, a Practice and a Final. However participants must be ready for a remotely supervised Final and may have to undergo more training if deemed needed.
Training – Mon 10th to Tues 11th April 2017 (Easter hols)
Training – Tues 18th to Wed 19th April (Easter hols)
Practice – Thursday 22/6 to Sunday 25/6
Final (could be used as a Practice) – Thursday 13/7 to Monday 17/7
Final (could be used as a Practice) – Friday 20/10 to Tues 24/10 (half term)
Bronze/Silver Practice or Final (if Practice completed)
2017 Planning day will be late September at Carey Camp
Bronze – end of Oct half term 2017 – Sat 28th and Sun 29th
Silver – end of Oct half term 2017 – Fri 27th to Sun 29th