Basic Training Week 2

Module 2- Sunday 14th February

Here are some slides used on 14 February.  You can go through them to help you remember what you learned.

Kit and Rucksacks

eDofE Mapping and OS Locate app

Here is the link to the Scouts DofE kit list – just remember you don’t need to buy everything!

Kit for DofE

Download OS Locate free

Links on OS page


Why you need OS Locate

Preparing for Module 3

eDofE Mapping

OS Locate

Download it and try it out (outside, on a walk).  Check the grid references on a map.

Compass skills

Map features project

Take photos of features on the map of your local area.  You can work with a friend.

Note the grid reference for each feature as 2 letters + 6 figures: eg NT 123 456.

Save them together and we will ask you to upload them later.  Work out the best way of doing this for you: keep them in a folder, tag them, name the photo as below …  If you keep a checklist, you will see what you have done. You might be able to add a link to the relevant photo.

General Material

 DofE documents

Here are two DofE documents you should know about, though you don’t have to read them all at once.  We referred to both of them in Module 1.

20 Conditions of a DofE Expedition

This explains what the Assessor will be checking.

Expedition Training Framework for Bronze

This gives details of what we have to cover, under the following headings:

  1. First aid and emergency procedures
  2. An awareness of risk and health and safety issues
  3. Navigation and route planning
    1. Preparatory map skills
    2. Practical map skills
    3. Compass skills
  4. Campcraft, equipment and hygiene
  5. Food and cooking
  6. Countryside and Highway Codes
  7. Observation recording and presentations
  8. Team building
  9. Proficiency in the mode of travel – walking