DofE Silver

Training & Planning (2 days)

  • Navigation Training Walk in open moorland area.
  • Map & Compass Skills.
  • Countryside Code.
  • Observation & Recording.
  • Expedition First Aid.
  • Handling Emergencies.
  • Identify & Manage Risks.
  • Impact of weather.
  • Team Building.
  • Tent pitching.
  • Campsite Management.
  • Cooking & fuel safety.
  • Food & Menu Planning.
  • Route Planning.
  • Kit & Rucksack Packing.

Practice Expedition (2 or 3 days with 2 overnight camps)

  • Put into practice what you've learnt.
  • 2-days, 2-nights as standard including overnight camps.
  • 3-days, 2-nights for teams of Direct Entrants to Silver.
  • Supervised by our team of qualified & friendly leaders.
  • Review & debrief at end of expedition to highlight successes and adjustments.

Qualifying Expedition (3 days)

  • Similar to your Practice Expedition.
  • 3-days, 2-nights including overnight camps.
  • Supervised by our team of qualified & friendly leaders.
  • Achieve your Aim.
  • Fulfil the DofE 20 Expedition Conditions.
  • Review & debrief at end of expedition with Assessor.
  • Personalised Assessor Report uploaded to eDofE.

All Packages include:

  • Online Factsheets including kit lists, menu ideas and other key information.
  • Camp site fees for all participants & 2 school staff performing pastoral duties included.
  • Inclusive use of our Group Equipment - tents, stoves, maps, map cases and group first-aid kits.
  • Includes all fuel (gas cylinders compatible with our Trangia stoves).
  • Dedicated admin and organisation that is "second-to-none".
  • Participant Joining Instructions prior to each event.
  • Generic & Area-Specific Risk Assessments.
  • Public Liability Insurance (£10million), AALA and AAP Licences.
  • Expedition On-Call Support – dedicated “home contact” support during expeditions

Canoeing Expeditions

Fancy canoeing instead? We offer Silver Canoeing Expedition programmes with journeys taking place on rivers such as the Trent, Soar or Wye.

All Canoe Expedition packages include our standard package as above plus all paddle skills training from our qualified Paddlesport Leaders. Packages also include canoes, paddles, buoyancy aids, dry bags, throw lines and all canal/river licences.