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Expedition kit jargon busting – tents

Expedition kit jargon busting – tents

11th Feb 2019 in General
 
Have you ever wondered if hoop tents are better than geodesic, what ‘Hydrostatic Head’ actually means and if you even need to worry about it? Vango have created a guide to help DofE Leaders and volunteers like you understand what the different features of expedition kit actually mean and how to meet the needs of ...

The layering system – what do you need to know?

The layering system – what do you need to know?

15th Jan 2019 in Craghoppers, Expedition, General
 
By Craghoppers Tempted to wear your thickest jacket for a cold winter’s day walk or setting out on your expedition? It seems like the right decision , but wearing several thinner layers – which can be added or removed depending on the weather– is by far the best solution and an essential consideration when planning ...

Group stays with YHA in 2019

Group stays with YHA in 2019

9th Jan 2019 in General, Partner News, YHA
 
Planning a school trip or group outing in 2019? Thinking about where you could stay? YHA offer the DofE a 10% discount on group bookings of 16 or more through the group reservation team. This saving is available on five different packages; bed only, bed and breakfast, half board with packed lunch, half board with ...

The DofE Card is for Christmas, not just for expeditions

The DofE Card is for Christmas, not just for expeditions

3rd Dec 2018 in General
 
Save this Christmas with your DofE Card and Voucher at GO Outdoors, Blacks, Millets, Ultimate Outdoors and Tiso. We’ve hand-picked our favourite gifts for you and your loved ones. From camping mugs to fitness trackers, there’s something for everyone. You’ll save at least 10%, and often up to 40%, on our featured items and much ...

Be proud of your DofE Award

Be proud of your DofE Award

26th Nov 2018 in General
 
Doing your DofE is an amazing but challenging experience. It’s an achievement Award holders should feel very proud of, developing skills such as confidence and team work. We recently spoke to three young people who completed their DofE in 2018, an Award holder from 1967 and a parent whose son recently achieved his Bronze DofE ...

The DofE Christmas Gift Guide

The DofE Christmas Gift Guide

19th Nov 2018 in General
 
Looking for Christmas present ideas and don’t know where to begin? Whether you’re a parent trying to please a teen, a teacher thinking of a Secret Santa gift or you just need ideas for your family or friends, we can help.  Read our guide on how you can buy and save up to 20% on our ...

Save on half term adventures

Save on half term adventures

15th Oct 2018 in General
 
Pack your half term with fun family days out before winter sets in and the countdown to Christmas begins. Everyone involved with the DofE can save up to 20% with our exclusive discounts. Please note: every time you use one of our discounts, you generate a small donation to the DofE charity. Feet to the ...

Win, buy and save at DofE Shopping

Win, buy and save at DofE Shopping

9th Oct 2018 in General, Partner News
 
Each time you use an offer or buy a product featured on DofE Shopping, you will generate a small donation to the DofE charity. This means you save while the charity earns, helping even more young people do their DofE. DofE Shopping is the home of the DofE Expedition Kit List, DofE Expedition Kit Guide, and ...

Expedition preparation for DofE participants

Expedition preparation for DofE participants

14th Sep 2018 in Advice, Expedition, General
 
“DofE expeditions provide a unique reason and opportunity to explore some of the truly amazing places to be discovered around the British Isles or even abroad” – Ray Mears, survival and wilderness expert To help you get ready for your expeditions, we’ve pulled together our most popular expedition kit resources so you know what kit ...

Expedition preparation for DofE Leaders

Expedition preparation for DofE Leaders

10th Sep 2018 in Advice, Expedition, General
 
“DofE expeditions provide a unique reason and opportunity to explore some of the truly amazing places to be discovered around the British Isles or even abroad” – Ray Mears, survival and wilderness expert In a recent survey of over 600 DofE Leaders and volunteers, nearly a quarter said they start talking about expedition preparation with ...

Save on eight autumn activities with the DofE

Save on eight autumn activities with the DofE

29th Aug 2018 in General
 
Make the most of autumn. From countryside getaways to paintballing days out, as part of your involvement with the DofE you have access to a range of exclusive discounts. See the city lights for less Soak up the culture in great city locations. From London to Liverpool, Cambridge to Canterbury, YHA offers unique and affordable ...

Six days out ideas for August

Six days out ideas for August

21st Aug 2018 in General
 
August is almost over. Fill your last summer days with fun activities with friends and family. Save on all our days out with exclusive DofE discounts. Explore the forest on two wheels Explore the forest terrain and discover incredible off-road trails on two wheels. An hour long segway adventure with Go Ape adds a whole ...