Is the DofE Expedition hard?
Expeditions are meant to be challenging. Sometimes it might feel a little overwhelming, but keeping positive will make a huge difference to you and your team. There will be times throughout the day when maybe you’re lost or far from the campsite and everyone feels a little low.
Do you have to do the expedition for DofE?
5: No practice expedition A practice expedition is no longer a requirement at Bronze-level. However, participants are still expected to reach the skills and fitness levels appropriate for completing the remotely supervised, qualifying expedition.
Where does Duke of Edinburgh expedition take place?
Yorkshire Dales & Pennines The Yorkshire Dales is the perfect place to complete your Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award. A lot of expeditions are based around the Wensleydale area, by the River Ure on the east of the Pennines.
Can you do DofE at any age?
Any young person can do their DofE – regardless of ability, gender, background or location. Achieving an Award isn’t a competition or about being first.
How long are DofE expeditions?
The expedition must be of the correct duration and meet the minimum hours of planned activity. Bronze: A minimum of 2 days, 1 night; 6 hours planned activity each day. Silver: A minimum of 3 days, 2 nights; 7 hours planned activity each day. Gold: A minimum of 4 days, 3 nights; 8 hours planned activity each day.
Are there showers at DofE?
No showers The lack of showers on a DofE expedition can be a challenge for some, never mind when facing your period. Some campsites may have shower facilities, and if your expedition provider permits it, then you may be able get in a shower or two — but don’t count on it.
Do employers look at DofE?
Employers don’t care if someone has done the DofE: they care if someone has a skill that is transferrable to the job in hand, and if that skill was something a person learned on expedition etc then you have indeed answered your own question.
What is the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award?
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is the world’s leading youth achievement award for 14-24 year olds, with over 438,000 young people currently doing their DofE in the UK. English Cymraeg
Why choose expedition with DofE?
As part of a small team, you’ll plan and complete a practice and final expedition that will truly stretch your horizons. You’ll improve your communication and leadership skills and take a rucksack full of memories home with you. Ever since my first taste of the outdoors I have become addicted. Expedition with DofE – it’s your choice…
Why go on an expedition?
Going on an expedition gives you the chance to have an adventure, work as a team, and act on your own initiative. The expedition can be as far away or as close to home as you want it to be, and there are hundreds of ways you can go about it.