Basic Skills Material Leaders Week 4

Module 4 - Sunday 28 February

Materials for the 2 breakout sessions on 28 February

Here are the PowerPoint slides for the sessions, all in the same file:

    1. Food
    2. Navigation: 5 Ds, Handrails, Tick Features

PowerPoint slides

Outline

Many thanks for offering to help us train the Explorers to prepare them for their first DofE expeditions.

 

Section

Delivery

PPT

Notes

Materials

Intro

All

 

 

 

Food

All

Main

 

PPT

Food

Groups 20 mins

 

Discussion

PPT

Food & rubbish

All

Main

Link to 20
Conditions and Hazards

PPT

Navigation

All

Main

Intro to 5 Ds etc

PPT

Nav

Groups 20 mins

 

Practice of 5 Ds
etc

PPT

Review & Close

 

 

 

 

Notes

Here are some notes on the two sessions you will run.  Please use your experience to flesh them out.  The key is to leave the Explorers keen to learn more.  There will be more detailed training to follow for them and they will have access to materials online.

The preparation set for the Explorers for this week does not directly affect the breakout sessions, though you should try to link to earlier navigation work and to hazards.

SESSION 1 – Food

Use first section of PPT. 

For the first exercise, reordering can be done using OneNote etc, or Explorers can be asked to make a paper list with the letters (a, b, c …) in order, and discuss their choices.

Lists can be typed in on displayed Word or OneNote etc, or use whiteboard where all contribute. Remember that an Explorer could share their Word screen if you cannot.

For the food cards, use them quickly, asking everybody to choose one item on each card, then (unpredictably) choosing someone to share their choice and reasons.  If you can zoom in, look at the detailed analysis (particularly the calories per 100 g). 
I am covering Rubbish immediately afterwards, so no need to cover that, though by all means do if relevant  in relation to packaging etc.

SESSION 2 – Navigation: 5 Ds, Handrails, Tick Features

You might like to look at the full presentation, listed at the end of these notes, to see the introduction to this section.

For exercise 1, allocate a square (1-6) to each Explorer and tell them they have one minute to identify  all the features in it.  Then ask each Explorer to describe their square, while the others watch and add anything missed out.  To help engagement, don’t go through in a predictable order (like 1-6).  When finished, you could do other squares. 

For exercise 2, the arrows go between the start and end of each leg, and do not indicate the actual route.  You may have to point out the first arrow.  Ask them to give a 5 Ds description for each leg.  For legs 1-3, there is a road/path as a handrail.  For leg 4, they have to rely on a bearing (emphasise importance of compass) and tick points.  Ask them to tell you what the contours indicate. 

Allow time for exercise 3 (Tick Features).  They should probably identify:

  • Footbridge
  • Section where burn runs beside path
  • Saddle (you may have to explain)
  • Trig point 

If time is left, go back to finish exercise 2, and/or use the last slide(Braids) as in exercise 1, or for any map work – with magnifier if possible.

 

Prep for Week 5

Food

Comparison exercise between Wayfarer and Dried

Stove safety

Read the rules and remember them!

Weather

Watch video

Complete slide deck for Week 3

For those who might be interested, here is the complete presentation, including the breakout material.

Week 4 slides complete