DofE EXPEDITION FAQ's FOR SCHOOLS

School of Outdoors is an Approved Activity Provider for DofE Expeditions and training. 

Please see below a list of frequently asked questions.

If you can't see what you are looking for please feel free to contact us.

 

Kit / Equipment

What equipment is provided with your packages?


As we are trying to provide low cost expeditions not all group equipment is provided as standard. All exedition packages come with the below as standard if required Maps Compasses Group First Aid kits Tents Stoves with gas




What happens if a student discovers they have forgotten anything?


We do carry a limited supply of spare kit and so would try to supply a replacement wherever possible. If this is not possible then we would see if the group are able to share any missing equipment. Please try to encourage students to check they have everything before leaving home as there are some items which are required in order for the expedition to take place.




What technology can students bring so they can blog / keep memories?


For the expedition we request that students do not bring their own personal mobile phones, part of the excitement of the expedition is being able to navigate without outside aids and appreciating the surroundings without the distraction of social media, etc. We would encourage students to bring a camera so that they can photograph anything for their aim work and create some great memories which they can share when they get home.




Do students need to take any money with them on expedition?


During the actual qualifying expedition it is one of the DofE's 20 conditions, that participants should be self sufficient and therefore they will not have the opportunity to spend any money whilst out on the expedition. However they may wish to bring a small amount of money so they can buy an ice cream at the end of the expedition. Depending on location there may also be the opportunity to purchase any last minute supplies prior to starting the expedition.




What happens about any items which are lost or damaged during expedition?


We would request that students do not bring any valuables with them on expedition as School of Outdoors cannot take any responsibility for damage or loss to personal items. If an item belonging to School of Outdoors is damaged or lost through negligence then we will need to charge for repair or replacement. We will not charge for any damages caused through wear and tear, adverse weather conditions, etc.




Can students bring items for entertainment / fun at the campsite?


Of course, we want the expedition to be fun! We just request that they do not bring items such as iPad's, MP3 players, handheld games consoles, etc. But we love joining in with things like frisbee, football or a game of cards!





Clothing

What and how much clothing should be taken on the expedition?


We will cover this during the training sessions. How much is needed will vary depending on level, location and time of year. We recommend clothing that will dry quickly if it gets wet - so no jeans! Even during the summer it can get cold at night in remote areas, so a hat and gloves should be packed all year round. Where training is not provided by School of Outdoors, you need to ensure this is covered in line with the DofE Expedition Guide and Leaders Handbook.




Can shorts be worn for the expedition?


We recommend that during the journeying trousers are worn in order to protect from nettle stings, insect bites and the sun. However a pair of shorts are great in summer for relaxing once at camp.





Safety

What and how much clothing should be taken on the expedition?


We will cover this during the training sessions. How much is needed will vary depending on level, location and time of year. We recommend clothing that will dry quickly if it gets wet - so no jeans! Even during the summer it can get cold at night in remote areas, so a hat and gloves should be packed all year round. Where training is not provided by School of Outdoors, you need to ensure this is covered in line with the DofE Expedition Guide and Leaders Handbook.




Can shorts be worn for the expedition?


We recommend that during the journeying trousers are worn in order to protect from nettle stings, insect bites and the sun. However a pair of shorts are great in summer for relaxing once at camp.





 
 

Food and Drink

What equipment is provided with your packages?


As we are trying to provide low cost expeditions not all group equipment is provided as standard. All exedition packages come with the below as standard if required Maps Compasses Group First Aid kits Tents Stoves with gas




What happens if a student discovers they have forgotten anything?


We do carry a limited supply of spare kit and so would try to supply a replacement wherever possible. If this is not possible then we would see if the group are able to share any missing equipment. Please try to encourage students to check they have everything before leaving home as there are some items which are required in order for the expedition to take place.




What technology can students bring so they can blog / keep memories?


For the expedition we request that students do not bring their own personal mobile phones, part of the excitement of the expedition is being able to navigate without outside aids and appreciating the surroundings without the distraction of social media, etc. We would encourage students to bring a camera so that they can photograph anything for their aim work and create some great memories which they can share when they get home.




Do students need to take any money with them on expedition?


During the actual qualifying expedition it is one of the DofE's 20 conditions, that participants should be self sufficient and therefore they will not have the opportunity to spend any money whilst out on the expedition. However they may wish to bring a small amount of money so they can buy an ice cream at the end of the expedition. Depending on location there may also be the opportunity to purchase any last minute supplies prior to starting the expedition.




What happens about any items which are lost or damaged during expedition?


We would request that students do not bring any valuables with them on expedition as School of Outdoors cannot take any responsibility for damage or loss to personal items. If an item belonging to School of Outdoors is damaged or lost through negligence then we will need to charge for repair or replacement. We will not charge for any damages caused through wear and tear, adverse weather conditions, etc.




Can students bring items for entertainment / fun at the campsite?


Of course, we want the expedition to be fun! We just request that they do not bring items such as iPad's, MP3 players, handheld games consoles, etc. But we love joining in with things like frisbee, football or a game of cards!





 

Camping

O que é o Programada Você + Magra?


É um programa com duração de 21 dias com foco no emagrecimento e na mudança de hábitos alimentares. Ele é 100% online, exclusivo para mulheres e acontece pelo aplicativo Telegram. Você receberá um cardápio fácil de ser executado no seu dia a dia, além de receitas saudáveis exclusivas e ferramentas de coaching para te ajudar a chegar e manter o peso desejado. Além disso, às nutricionistas compartilham diariamente Desafios e ficam a disposição de todas as participantes para tirar dúvidas.
A participação no Programa Você + Magra não invalida o acompanhamento com um nutricionista.




Onde vai acontecer?


O programa será 100% e vai acontecer no Telegram (aplicativo semelhante ao WhatsApp). Diariamente, vamos enviar por ali tarefas, ferramentas e receitas que vão te ajudar a emagrecer sem passar fome e sem deixar de comer o você gosta.




Quando irá começar?


A turma 3 do Programa Você + Magra acontecerá em 2021. Cadastre o seu e-mail no formulário que encontra-se nessa página, para saber em primeira mão quando o programa vai começar.




Vou receber uma dieta?


Você vai receber um cardápio, uma lista de substituição, receitas e ferramentas de coaching. Tudo para que você possa ter autonomia das suas escolhas, mude seus hábitos alimentares, reeduque seu paladar e se livre do efeito sanfona.




Não encontrei a minha dúvida aqui, onde posso falar com vocês?


Você pode nos enviar um e-mail (contato@cozinhandoparaelas.com.br) ou uma mensagem para o WhatsApp (48) 99652.8487.





 

Cancellations

What will the campsite be like?


This will vary depending on what area your expedition is taking place. Generally the campsites are very basic. For Bronze and Silver they normally have toilets and running water. For Gold it will be wild camping.




Will students be sharing tents?


Yes, unless there are exceptional circumstances such as for an SEN group who are unable to share. We will work with the organiser at the school or centre to ensure that tent sharing is done in line with any school policies and request that we are made aware in advance of any known situations where someone cannot share with another particular person.




Will there be the opportunity to shower?


Most of the campsites we use are very basic and often do not have shower facilities. We recommend as part of the kit that students bring a small flannel or wet wipes.




Do School of Outdoors provide transport to and from expeditions?


We are unable to provide transport, however we will endevour to work with you to make the start and finish points as easily accessible for drop offs and collections as possible. For Bronze we aim to start either at the school or very nearby. For Silver and Gold we can try and find areas that are accessible by train from your area.





 
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