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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 ...

Eating on your expedition

Eating on your expedition

14th May 2018 in General
 
Making a meal together is one of the best team-building activities of the Expedition section. Getting your group to plan your meals, cook from scratch, manage a team budget, choose and agree on a menu and share food are all excellent for developing life skills. Don’t think of expedition food as dull! This is a ...

Introducing DofE Ambassadors for Craghoppers

Introducing DofE Ambassadors for Craghoppers

8th May 2018 in Craghoppers, Expedition, General, Partner News
 
Tried and tested expedition tips from the five new DofE Ambassadors for Craghoppers Last year Craghoppers asked the DofE to help them find brand ambassadors who could feedback and promote their range of expedition clothing. Craghoppers received over 200 applications in total, reading and reviewing each one. We can now introduce the five ambassadors who ...

The DofE Buff goes on a Gold expedition

The DofE Buff goes on a Gold expedition

13th Apr 2018 in General
 
Two open Gold groups recently set out on their expedition to the epic Scottish Highlands and debuted the new expedition accessory – the DofE Buff. First of all you might be wondering, what is a Buff? A Buff is a type of headwear or neckwear that can be worn in a number of different ways ...

Have 12 new experiences this Easter with the DofE

Have 12 new experiences this Easter with the DofE

27th Mar 2018 in General
 
The Easter holidays are here! now is a great time to start planning things to do. Deciding on activities can be hard when you’re trying to make everyone happy, so we have tried to make that choice a little easier by splitting experiences into three categories; Do something you’ve never done before; Relax and unwind ...

Why should I bother to sign up for more DofE emails!?!?

Why should I bother to sign up for more DofE emails!?!?

22nd Mar 2018 in General
 
by Siobhan Cronin Commercial Manager at The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award The new data regulations are being put in place to reduce the amount of unwanted emails. So you are going to be asking yourself the question ‘Do I want to receive emails from this brand, about their product or service?’ on a regular basis. ...

What to look for in your expedition rucksack

What to look for in your expedition rucksack

12th Mar 2018 in Advice, General, Vango
 
Choosing a new rucksack for your DofE expedition? The decision will depend on budget, function, fit and comfort. You don’t need to spend an arm and a leg to get a great backpack which will last through your expedition and beyond. When picking your rucksack, look for quality components, robust fabrics and a back system ...

Our top ten expedition accessories

Our top ten expedition accessories

15th Feb 2018 in General
 
Whether you are doing a Bronze, Silver or Gold DofE programme, making sure you’ve got the right kit for your expedition is key. A good first step is our DofE Expedition Kit Guide, aimed at helping participants and parents understand the needs of kit for their expeditions. Read our Expedition Kit Guide here. Once you’ve ...