Bronze

 

BRONZE
Every Second Thursday
7pm to 8:30pm in G11

8th November Introduction to Bronze Award and section choices; compass basics
Briefing for Tyrebagger training walk
SUNDAY
18th November
Tyrebagger training walk  10am – 12pm
See Event Information Sheet
22nd November Compasses, maps and grid references;
Simple route cards (in and around school);
6th December Tents, eDofE;
rucksacks and kit lists
13th December
7pm to 9pm
Games galore challenge for all Bronze teams
  HOLIDAYS
10th January Route cards from maps/maps from route cards;
eDofE and sectional plans
24th January 20 Conditions of the Expedition section;
Aim of Expedition;
Practice Expedition planning (1)
14 February Practice Expedition planning (2);
Meal planning & hygiene;
Trangia care & use
 28st February Finish Practice Expedition planning (3); 
Start Qualifying Expedition planning (1);
Responsible outdoor access/leave no trace;
Tent care and use
14th March  Risk awareness & expedition safety cards;
Qualifying Expedition planning (2);
Kit list review and booking requirements
28th March

Qualifying Expedition planning (3)

  HOLIDAYS 1st  to 12th April inclusive
   

18th April

7pm – 9pm 

First Aid / Westhill Map Exercise
Parents Information Session

25th April

7pm – 9pm

First Aid / Westhill Map Exercise
Parents Information Session

28th April

Bronze training day

Brimmond & Elrick Hills day event:
Navigation, tents and cooking

9th May Review 20 Conditions of the Expedition section inc. plans for aim of expedition;
Review eDofE and sectional activity;
Finalise menu;
Finalise Qualifying Expedition planning (4)
  Spare session tbd
13th June Final briefing and kit collection
(deposit £25)
for Practice Expedition
(Thursday prior to Expedition)
15th / 16th June Practice Expedition in Rothiemurchus area
weekend in June as agreed with leaders 
(parents – please share lifts)
20th June Kit return (deposit return: kit must be clean, dry and complete); debrief from Practice Expedition; eDofE.org and sectional review)
Thursday after Expedition
  Summer holidays
  Qualifying expeditions
5th Sept  Final briefing and kit collection (returnable deposit £25) for Qualifying Expedition(Thursday prior to Expedition)
7th /8th Sept Qualifying Expeditions near Nethybridge
12th Sept Kit return (deposit return: kit must be clean, dry and complete);
Debrief from Qualifying Expedition; eDofE.org and sectional review(Thursday after Expedition)
 Sept Aim of Expedition section presentation 
(date to be agreed between team and leader)
Sept  Information event for new intake