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Year 12 D of E Training Day 1. Unit 2 The Environment Your Team The Qualifying Expedition.

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1 Year 12 D of E Training Day 1

2 Unit 2 The Environment Your Team The Qualifying Expedition

3 The Environment ( Page 29 )  It is important that we protect the expedition environment  Why?  So we can use it  So it is there in years to come  So everybody can enjoy it  To maintain wildlife  To maintain plant life  Anyone doing an expedition should put the following into practice

4 Litter  Leave absolutely none, not even a tiny sweet rapper  Try not to bring plastic, but if you do, take it home  Never bring glass  Everything you leave will play a part in destroying the environment

5 Fires Do not light any type of camp fire Do not light any type of camp fire –This will destroy vegetation and take years to recover –There is a risk of setting wild country on fire Only Burn toilet paper Only Burn toilet paper –As long as there is no risk from doing so –It’s probably better to bury the toilet paper

6 Water Add no pollution Add no pollution –Go to the toilet no closer than 20m away from water –Washing up in streams is not acceptable

7 Vegetation and Paths  Don’t pull up plants/grass they will take years to grow back and it destroys the environment  Replace rocks if you move them  Follow all paths where possible

8 Noise and Final Thought Loud noise is not appropriate Loud noise is not appropriate The countryside is peaceful, noise spoils it The countryside is peaceful, noise spoils it Leave the place as you found it Leave the place as you found it Take only pictures Take only pictures And enjoy And enjoy

9 Your Team (Pg 30) The only way you can complete your Expedition is as part of a team.The only way you can complete your Expedition is as part of a team. SoSo –Walk at the pace of the slowest person –Encourage one another –Be tolerant –Make decisions together (e.g. navigation) –You may make new friends –The things you remember most tend to be centered around what happened to you or others in the group

10 The Qualifying Expedition (Pg 31/32) Planning –In groups of 6/7 (mixed groups are fine) –4 days of walking (3 nights camping) each day has to be a minimum of 8 hours (about km) –Plan bad weather routes and escape routes – Produce a menu sheet for the trip –Use memory map to produce a route card and map This is all planned 5 months before the expedition

11 The actual expedition You will be away for 6 days You will spend the first day/night in accommodation (not camping) –In this time you meet your assessor –Do a full kit check –Practice navigation After your expedition you will spend another night in accommodation

12 Conditions There are 15 regulations you must fulfill –The venture must have a purpose –You must plan the venture –Group size between 4 and 7 –Aged between –If you have completed gold you can’t do it again –It must be in wild country –It must be 4 days walking –You must camp –Occupy 8 hours a day –You must have done at least one practice and you book signed to say you are competent –Take place between April and October –You must be properly equipped –You must be properly trained –You must cook at least one meal a day –You must produce a report

13 Leaders on the expeditions Two types Two types Supervisor – responsible for safety, will see you at least once each day, more if possible Supervisor – responsible for safety, will see you at least once each day, more if possible Assessor – Appointed by award scheme to check you follow the regulations, this person will sign your book Assessor – Appointed by award scheme to check you follow the regulations, this person will sign your book

14 Report This has to be submitted after the event This has to be submitted after the event –The assessor or supervisor will mark your report and sign your book –If you do not do a report your book will not be signed and you can not achieve the award –High standards are expected

15 General advice Start early each day Start early each day Someone in the group take a camera – reports look better with pictures Someone in the group take a camera – reports look better with pictures Plan regular rests Plan regular rests Eat small amounts but frequently Eat small amounts but frequently Keep a steady pace Keep a steady pace Work together Work together If you satisfy the regulations in all areas you achieve the award If you satisfy the regulations in all areas you achieve the award


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