Bronze D of E Training – Oxfordshire

Last weekend I worked with Great Marlow School at Youlbury Scout Activity Centre providing tuition in map and compass skills for young people undertaking there Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award.

On each day I spent time with the group teaching the theory of map and compass skills after which we went on a 6 mile walking trip out from the activity centre into the surrounding countryside. Both groups performed really well being able to navigate with a minimum of advice and assistance from myself.

In the afternoon we spent a couple of hours on route planning in preparation for there expedition training in the forthcoming months.

In the evening the groups were shown how to put up a tent and how to cook using trangia meths stoves.

It was a great weekend and was fantastic to see the groups leave with new found knowledge and skills which will equip them well for there future journey along the D of E scheme.
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