DofE Support Unit

DofE Support Unit
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DofE Support Group
4th Thursday of the month, 7:30–9:30
1st Prestbury Scout HQ, The Burgage, Prestbury, GL52 3DN

Cheltenham has recently set up the District DofE Support Unit to help and support Explorer Scouts achieve their DofE and Chief Scout’s/Queen’s Scout Awards. We meet at the 1st Prestbury Scout HQ, The Burgage, Prestbury on the 4th Thursday of each month from 7.30–9.30.

Meetings are open for all those doing, or thinking about doing, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Chief Scout’s Award and Queen’s Scout Award, including parents and Cheltenham Network.

The Cheltenham DofE Team target meetings at specific things but are on hand during meetings to give support and guidance for your DofE Award.

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Programme 2016

  • April 28th 19:30–21:30 – 1stPrestbury Scout HQ – Come Dine with Us!
    • This will be an opportunity to cook and taste expedition food. Please bring along some food suitable for an expedition, a light weight stove and fuel. There will be an opportunity to discuss and taste a variety of foods, try cooking on a light weight stove.
  • May 26th 19:30–21:30 – Cleeve Hill – Navigation
    • Pick up/drop off at the quarry car park near the Golf course. This session will be an introduction and developing ‘micro navigation skills’. Working towards the Navigator Staged Activity Badge.
  • June 23rd 19:30–21:30 – Cleeve Hill – Navigation
    • Pick up/drop off at the radio masts. This session will be to practice and further develop ‘micro navigation skills’. Working towards the Navigator Staged Activity Badge.
  • June 24th–26th – Biblins – Camp (TBC – Awaiting confirmation from campsite)
    • During this camp there will be an opportunity to try out your acquired map reading skills in the local forests. Sleep in light weight hike tents, cook on camping stoves and carry your expedition kit. During the weekend there will also be an opportunity to revise expedition First Aid.
      More information to follow. Cost £35.

 

How can I contact the DofE Support Unit/District DofE Team?

Contact Linda/Mark Jackson (District DofE Team) <[email protected]> for more information.

 

What is DofE and what are the Cheif Scout’s and Queen’s Scout Awards?

More information about Explorer & Network Scout Awards →