15th Glasgow (Eaglesham) Scout Group

News & Updates

Scouts - Read tonight
20th January 2015

Cubs & Scouts - Canceled tonight
9th December 2014

information needed for each member
5th December 2014

Group Coffee Afternoon
30th November 2014

Scouts Read Tuesday meeting Please
21st November 2014

Upcoming events

Explorers - Ice skating
22nd March 2019

Beavers - Mothers Day Craft
22nd March 2019 18:30 - 19:30

Explorers- DofE Sliver practice expedition
22nd - 24th March 2019

Cubs - Mothers Day Activity/Final Payment for Cub Camp
26th March 2019

Scouts - Mothers Day
26th March 2019

No Meeting
29th March 2019

SPRING HALF TERM NO BEAVERS
29th March 2019 18:30 - 19:30

Cubs - No Meeting (School Holiday)
2nd April 2019

expeditions 

If you have any questions about the  expeditions please email or phone Shirley 

Email : shirls268@aol.com 

Phone number: 07733 116517

Can all parents please notify their explorer School that they may not be attending school on some of the days due to being on Expedition,  careful consideration is brought in to when dates are set for the explorers to do their expeditions around exams and school holidays and leaders commitments.

If a problem arrives your DofE leader will happily provide a letter.

Kit

Explorers

To supply personal kit & food

Press here for DofE kit list

leaders supply (given out at the start point)

Tents, stoves, gas, pot, kettle, first-aid kit, survival bag, map bag (compass, map route cards, whistle, satellite tracker)

Press here for some helpful tips

After every expedition 

All Explorers must to the 15th Hall put tents up to dry & sweep them out

Hand in & wash the rest of the kit the leaders have supplied, they will not be allowed to go home until all this is done and checked with Shirley they may leave.


During the expedition, myself and Andy Carter (led the recent navigation training) are usually too busy supervising the Explorers to reply to text and e-mails from parents. We are also frequently in areas where phone signal can be weak or non-existent. If something arises please contact your local DofE Leader e.g. Max for 121.


Length of time of DofE expeditions

LevelDuration Minimum hours of planned activities each day
Bronze2 days & 1 night 

At least 6 hours during the daytime (at least 3 of which must be spent journeying)

Silver3 days & 2 nights

At least 7 hours during the daytime (at least  3 of which must be spent journeying)

Gold4 days & 3 nights 

At least 8 hours during the daytime (at least 4 of which must be spent journeying)

Notes: Time associated with overnight accommodation and catering is additional to the minimum daytime hours of planned activity. You have to undertake at least one practice expedition as part of your training. This may be more closely supervised than your final assessed expedition, which is remotely supervised to develop independence and a sense of personal responsibility.


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