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Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme

DofE 20, Manchester.

16°C, still windy but not destructive. No really DofE but this in school activity days are meant to raise the school’s appeal to new intake. We’re working with year 7 doing the kind of stuff we did at Bibby’s Farm. … Continue reading

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DofE 18; South Chilterns

22°C, sun, very dry with N breeze. 18.0: easy drive to the edge of the M25. Paccar Scout camp is huge, but my little bit is about an acre. We seem to have 4 clearings booked. 18.1; The cohort arrived … Continue reading

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DofE 17: Dark Peak.

18°C, grey with slight drizzle. 17.0: a day filled with logistics. Google’s satnav took us round the long way to Edale. Then I had to ferry kids from Hope because the coach driver refused to drive to the carpark in … Continue reading

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DofE 16. New Forest.

Bright and sunny, tops will be 25°C Long drive after a full day’s teaching. The satnav chose a good route and there were no holdups. Still, I didn’t arrive untill 23.30. 16.1: we some instructors would have two groups today, … Continue reading

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DofE 15: Cannock Chase (again)

30°C, full sun, light wind. We were issued with detailed plans this morning and I am working as a Supervisor along with an Assessor, we have three groups to manage. We have a uniform tower and have radios for staff … Continue reading

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DofE 14: White Peak (2)

Pollen VH, 18°C, brisk SE, dry, full sun. 14.1 drive the minibus to Hulme End to meet coach B. The boss had split the year group and I met the northern half to issue kit. Soon, classic bronze route planning … Continue reading

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DofE 13 South Downs

22°C, light wind and deep blue cloudless above. A very long drive down near Brighton. I hope it’s worth it. Heathside has always been brilliant previously, so it will be again. Before the punters arrive, I have the field to … Continue reading

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DofE 12: Chilterns (2)

Sun-rain-sun/repeat 18°C. 12.0: arrived a day early on a busy Scout camp. Presumably, most will go tomorrow before ours arrive. I needed an early night but they did quieten down after 9.30. The owls were loud in the night. 12.1: … Continue reading

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DofE 11 North Downs.

12°C, rain and strong Westerly gusts. Another late one: I have two likable groups to manage and assess. The tricky part is the way their routes diverge south of the hills. If all goes well, there would be a bit … Continue reading

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DofE 10: Cannock Chase

14-17°C, sunny. 9.2: Practice, independent travel with staff and instructors on mostly mobile checkpoints. I headed out on foot to the most easterly point on any of the routes. If groups go wrong here they could get lost in a … Continue reading

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