The award consists of various sections which the participants require to plan, complete, record and then following assessment have it signed off. The leaders are there to advise so please ask.
PREPARATION & PLANNING
ACTIVITY & RECORDING EVIDENCE
ASSESSMENT & APPROVAL
- must be with a ‘not-for-profit’ organisation (not a business)
- sports coaching, helping at Brownies, helping in a charity shop, making sandwiches for homeless people, fundraising for a charity, youth club, environmental projects
- must be a personal challenge and not part of your school timetable
- playing a musical instrument, cooking/baking, driving, model making, knitting, drawing, jewellery making, photography
- must be a personal challenge and demonstrate progress
- swimming, table tennis, walking, cycling, basketball, badminton, tennis, snow sports, athletics, running, keep fit, martial arts, football, rugby, netball
Gold participants are required to spend five days and four nights taking part in a shared, worthwhile activity with people you’ve never met before.
The expedition is the main part of the award for which training is provided as it is critical that participants are competent in the mode of travel. The training provided will cover areas including:
- Compass, maps and grid references.
- Understanding and creating Route Cards
- Considering the risks associated with a route and planning escape routes
- Tents, rucksacks and DofE kit lists
- Trangia stove use and care
- Meal planning – Bronze menu & silver menu
- Outdoor access code & Cairngorms Tread lightly
- First Aid Techniques & First aid applications
- 20 expedition conditions
- Aberdeenshire Council Outdoor Learning