Greater London Middlesex West

Explorer & Network Scout Expeditions Programme 2018

A fantastic opportunity for Explorer and Network Scouts to take part in and complete expedition awards. A fully organised and facilitative course, taking you from the basics of expedition skills to an adventurous journey of your own. Available to existing groups or individuals that will be able to link up with participants from other Units and form teams to take part in all levels of expedition.

The programme includes:

  • Basic training.
  • Skills Refresher training.
  • Practice expeditions.
  • Qualified and facilitative supervision.
  • Skilled and experienced instruction.
  • Assessed Scout and DofE expedition.

And is suitable for:

  • Platinum Award & DofE Bronze
  • Diamond Award & DofE Silver
  • Queen Scout Award & DofE Gold
  • Explorer Belt training

2018 Dates & Details:

  • Training weekend: 3/4th Feb – Walter Davies Activity Centre, Stoke Poges
  • First Aid training: 10th March
  • Route planning evenings – see the small print below
  • Practice weekend: 12/15 April – N Downs(B) / Brecon Beacons or Peak District (S&G)
  • Assessed Expeditions: 12/16th July – Chilterns/N Wales

If you are at school you will need to obtain permission to be absent from school for 12th, 13th & 16th July. Queens Scout/Gold DofE participants will be doing a 4 day assessed expedition, Diamond Award/Silver DofE a 3 day expedition. All Silver and Gold teams will have a 3 day practice and an early evening pre-assessment kit check session which will be at a different location and date before the assessment. There will be a Parents Advice Meeting on 8th Feb 2018.

The cost for the full programme of three residential weekends, first aid day, six planning and preparation evenings plus report back:

  • Platinum & Bronze - £105
  • Diamond & Silver - £145
  • QSA & Gold DofE - £185

If participants only wish to attend part of the programme for a specific reason then please contact the course leader for advice. To reserve a place on the course, send an application form and a deposit of £75 (cheques payable to “GLMW Scouts”) via your Explorer Unit Leader to the programme administrator by 12th January 2018. Network Members apply direct to the Programme Administrator. All course levels are subject to minimum numbers.

 The Small Print – You need to Read it

Participants will be expected to attend the training weekends, the route planning & first aid sessions plus a report back evening with their teams on the dates shown. If you are not able to do this, then the programme may not be ideal for you.

Route planning evenings will be scheduled for the evenings of: 8th, 19th Feb, 7th, 22nd Mar, 16th April & 1st May. Route planning will also entail participants working at home or at their unit meetings with their teams throughout the route planning process. Low participation may put your success and that of your team at risk. If you do not feel able to make the time commitment, the programme may not be ideal for you.

The programme involves significant individual effort and commitment on the part of the participants to achieve a successful expedition. You will need to work closely and effectively with your team. While the team endeavour to help all participants succeed, we cannot guarantee that every participant will achieve a successful assessed expedition. Participants who do not reach the level expected for assessment may be deferred from the programme either before or during their assessment, in such an event, there will not be any refunds available.

Scouts working for DofE Awards must be registered for DofE.