DofE Display Stands
The County office has two display stands which are available to borrow. They will need to be collected and dropped off at Babbage House. Please contact the County office to arrange -
Hazardous activity - Participant's Risk Assessment
This form can be completed by a participant when they are engaging in a hazardous activity for one of their sections and they are doing it on an individual basis. For example, running, cycling, gardening using machinery etc. The form should be signed by both the participant and leader to be copied and kept in the centre records. The form can be found here
The County office has a digital talking compass which can be borrowed by leaders. The C2 Compass is a miniature hand-held battery-operated eight-point compass with voice output and auxiliary colour indication. The compass pronounces the eight compass points in clear digitised speech.
Personal Information Form
This is used to gather medical and contact information about an expedition participant. If the participant is under 18 years old the form should be completed by the participant's parent, guardian or carer.
A participant and parent's guide to help find the right kit for expedition.
Expedition Summary Template
This is an expedition itinerary template for leaders to use, or you can use your own.
Have you noticed that route cards are always in A4 format which you have to fold to get in a regular map case? Well this one still shows all the relevant information when folded!
Campcraft Key Points 1 handout (tents)
Campcraft Key Points 2 (food and cooking)
Lupine Adventure Cooperative are an Approved Activity Provider for the Expedition section of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award. They have kindly provided free of charge some DofE expedition resources for download, including course notes which are used to complement the lessons that they deliver for The Duke of Edinburgh's Award expedition section. They cover navigation, kit list, packing a rucksack, hazards and route planning, emergency procedures, compass work (including magnetic variation / declination), first aid, relocation when lost, menu planning theory and some ideas, tent use and care, safe trangia use, the weather and the country code.
These, and other documents, can be found on their website at Lupine Adventure.