Information for Parents – Gold Practice 10 June


This is for SEEE Golds.  The expedition starts on Friday morning and runs till Sunday afternoon..

Data Protection

The majority of the personal information we hold is provided directly by parents or legal guardians of youth members through data held in digital form such as Online Scout Manager(OSM), in paper or verbally. Your OSM data is electronically shared between SEEE and other Scout sections you may be a member of. This detail is required so that we can register your young person for the event. Sensitive (special category) data about your young person is required so that we can offer additional support if required and keep your young person safe whilst in our care.


All activities will be run in accordance with The Scout Association’s safety rules. No responsibility for personal equipment/clothing and effects will be accepted by the organisers and The Scout Association does not provide automatic insurance cover in respect to such items.


SEEE Gold Practice DofE Expedition


10 – 12 June 2022


Lowther Hills, from Kirkconnel to Ae Village

Meeting Place and Time

Friday 10 May 10:00 at Kirkland, North of Kirkconnel, off A76, Grid NS 722 143 .  Please share transport where possible and minimise problems for local road users.  If you do not have access to transport, please contact us as soon as possible.

Collection Place and Time

Sunday 12 June around 16:00 at Ae Village, off A701, Grid NX 984 894.  Note that parking requires coins.


£50: £20 to be paid before the expedition, with the remaining £30 by 30 June


DofE Gold practice expedition

Clothing and Equipment

Bring along Clothing and Personal kit in your rucsac , and come dressed to spend the time outdoors and in the hills.  Wear your necker throughout.  You must have suitable footwear and waterproofs.  If you have been issued with tent, stove etc by your Explorer Leaders, bring this along.  Bring your own compass if you have one.  A map case would be handy.  Bring the things you really need, including plenty of food.  Your rucsac should not weigh more than 25% of your body weight. 


Because of the risk of being bitten by a tick carrying Lyme disease or other infections, we recommend that shorts should not be worn, and trousers should be tucked into socks.  Explorers should check for ticks regularly.  Information is available in a DofE leaflet.

Explorers should bring plenty of snacks for whole expedition, and enough boil-in-bag or dehydrated meal sachets to cook for evening meal on Saturday.  Sachets of soup and/or chocolate would be useful. NO NUTS PLEASE.
You should carry 2 litres of water.  You will be given purification tablets, which take 30 minutes to act.
Install the OS Locate app on your phone, and register your phone for the emergency text service.

Further Details (including supervision arrangements as appropriate)

Supervision will be largely be remote.

Leaders in Charge

Janet Paterson and Peter Casebow

Contact Details before event

Contact Details during event 10-12 June

In the expedition area – may not have signal at certain times

  • Janet Paterson 07954 172586 (Friday – Sunday)
  • David Newton 07986 283732 (Friday – Saturday noon)
  • Peter Casebow 07796 173532 (Saturday noon – Sunday)
  • John Buchanan 07305 552961 (Friday – Sunday)

Based in Edinburgh with signal and always contactable

  • Hellen Wootton 07772645462


By accepting the invitation to this event on OSM and/or your Explorer attending you confirm that:

  1. You have checked that information on any disabilities, medical conditions, allergies, medication currently being taken, contact with infectious diseases over the last three weeks, additional needs or cultural needs that organisers might need to be aware of are and will remain up to date on the Personal Details section of OSM.
  2. At least two different contact phone numbers are provided and that an adult will be available at all times during the event should we need to contact you urgently for support.
  3. Individuals will not travel to the event if they are experiencing Covid-like symptoms.
  4. You have noted the arrangements and agree to your young person taking part.