Boys’ Brigade Open Gold Expedition – Dartmoor National Park

BB Open Gold Expedition

A Duke of Edinburgh´s Award Open Gold Expedition, will take place between 18th – 24th August 2018,  organised by The Boys’ Brigade in partnership with Chase Training Solutions.

Boys' Brigade Open Gold

This traditional foot expedition, undertaken in the wild country area of Dartmoor, is open to ALL Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Gold level participants from any DofE Group and organisation.

The maximum number of places available is 35, so booking early is recommended to avoid disappointment.

The success of these open expeditions is also attributed to many factors, however, ultimately the overall experience not only offers young people the opportunity to complete their expedition, but also gives them an all-round valuable residential experience that illustrates youth work at its best, which is reflected by the positive comments received from the participants, their DofE leaders and parents, and the DofE’s Head Office. In addition, the numerous DofE Licenced Organisation’s, Directly Licenced Centre’s, local councils, and organisations from across the UK, who regularly recommend and book participants on our expeditions.

The expedition is offered predominantly as Gold Level qualifying expedition, but can accommodate a limited number of participants requiring a full-scale practice expedition.

Open Gold Expedition

The week includes the opportunity for participants to plan all aspects of the expedition; a pre-expedition check; time to shop for perishable food items; undertake an acclimatisation walk, and the qualifying or practice expedition; time to prepare and present a debrief and account of the expedition.

Supervision and assessment is provided by qualified and experienced instructors.

Accommodation prior to and after the expedition is indoors, based at ´Broadleas Camping and Training Centre´ Haytor, allowing participants to plan and prepare for their expedition in comfort, as well as offering a suitable venue to wind down, prepare and present their debrief and account of the expedition.

We arrange free transportation from Newton Abbot Railway Station (if required) on the first day of the ‘open’ week to take participants to the base camp, as well as transportation back to the station after the expedition.

DofE Open Gold

The full cost of the expedition is £175.00

This amount covers the cost of administration, assessment and supervision, accommodation, and meals from evening meal on Saturday until the start of the expedition, celebratory meal on the Thursday evening, breakfast and lunch on Friday, and campsite fees.

Teams and individuals are responsible for their own travel to and from the venue.

Download the ‘Open Gold’ Equipment List

Please contact Dave Mayo if you have any questions about the expedition.

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PLEASE NOTE:  Whilst Chase Training Solutions employees are present during the week, we feel it essential to stress that this expedition is NOT a commercial undertaking, and is staffed entirely by volunteers. The cost of the expedition is arranged on a ‘not for profit’ basis and no fee is taken by Chase Training Solutions or its subsidiaries. The use of Chase Training Solutions’ website to host the Open Gold Expedition’s webpage and application process, is provided completely free of charge, and is to offer participants and leaders, easily accessible documentation and information relating to the expedition.