Basic Training Week 3

Module 3 - Sunday 21 February

Slides from 21 February

You can go through them to help you remember what you learned.  They include links to help you.

Compass – introduction and follow-up

Route timing and Route Cards

Route Description and next steps

Preparing for Module 4


Complete the Hazards worksheet based on what you discussed in your breakout group – both pages.  Keep it, and we will explain how to upload it so that the leaders can check it.  By all means discuss it with friends, but make sure the sheet is your own work.

Compass skills and Navigation

eDofE Mapping

Map features project – keep this going

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