Why do it?• As leaders we see young people transformed and become confident and believing in themselves.• We see them develop team skills that will last them a life time in all areas of their life.• The young people leave the scheme with the skills to plan walking and camping trips anywhere in the country and be safe.• The next Ranolf Fines!• Employers see D of E on young peoples CVs and know what it stands for.• If they do their Gold they go to the Palace!
What is Bronze D of E?• Bronze• You can do a Bronze DofE programme once you’re 14 (or nearly 14, which sometimes happens when you and your friends decide to start your adventure together. However, your Leader must agree this.)• A Bronze DofE programme has 4 sections, Volunteering, Physical, Skills and Expedition. You must do a minimum of 3 months activity for each of the Volunteering, Physical and Skills sections, and plan, train for and do a 2 day (1 night) Expedition.• You also have to spend an extra three months on one of the Volunteering, Physical or Skills sections. It’s your choice which one and, though you can change your mind later, you should decide which section you want to do for longer at the beginning. Knowing how long you’re going to do it for will help you to choose your activity and set your goals for each section.• It will usually take you at least 6 months to complete your Bronze programme.
Volunteering – Helping a charity or community organisation:• Volunteering – Administration -Being a charity intern - Being a – Helping people: volunteer lifeguard - Event management – – Helping children Fundraising - Mountain rescue - Religious – Helping older people education - Serving a faith community - Supporting a charity - Working in a charity – Helping people in need shop – Helping people with special needs – Coaching, teaching and leadership: – Youth work – Dance leadership - DofE Leadership - Group – Cyber safety leadership - Leading a voluntary organisation – Community action & raising group: awareness: » - Girls’ Venture Corps – Campaigning » - Sea Cadets – Council representation » - Air Cadets – Drug & alcohol education » - Jewish Lads’ and Girls’ Brigade – Home accident prevention » - St John Ambulance – Peer education » - Scout Association – Personal safety » - Air Training Corps – Promotion & PR » - Army Cadet Force – Road safety » - Boys’ Brigade – Working with the environment or » - CCF animals: » - Church Lads’ & Girls’ Brigade – Animal welfare » - Girl guiding UK – Environment » - Girls’ Brigade – Rural conservation – Sports leadership – Preserving waterways – Music tuition – Working at an animal rescue centre – Litter picking – Urban conservation – Beach and coastline conservation – Zoo/farm/nature reserve work
Skills• Skills – Performance arts – Science & technology – Music – Natural world – Games & sports – Life skills – Learning & collecting – Media & communication – Creative arts
Syllabus for Expeditions• First Aid and Emergency Procedures• An Awareness of Risk and Health and Safety Issues• Navigation and Route Planning.• Preparatory Map Skills• Practical Map Skills• Compass Skills• Camp Craft Equipment and Hygiene• Food and Cooking• Countryside, Highway and Water Sports Codes• Observation Recording and Presentations.• Team-building• Proficiency in the Mode of Travel
Training Team• Simon Mason – Group Coordinator – Gold Trainer ML• Colin Stride – Gold Trainer ML• Colin Cable – Silver Trainer• Mig Partridge – ABC Director of Youth• Richard Burton – Silver Trainer• John Pugh – Silver Trainer• John Cable – Done Gold and in training• Adi Few – e D of E• Lady leaders – Aileen Cable, Lesley Hunter, Julia Axup – Silver Trainer
Key facts for Bronze• Age – 14 and over - Year 10 preferably or old year 9’s – Why? Significant physical demand• Meeting every other Monday from September 2012, 19:00 till 21:00• Mode of transport – walking for Bronze in 2011/12• Expedition will be in the New Forest• Cost £120 – £40 per term• 28 places
Finance• £18 – fees to central D of E to register on award• £22 – camp fees for practice and final• £10 – cooking fuel• £15 – maps and route cards• £15 – examiner fees• £40 - Tents/cookers/leader training
Key facts for Silver• Age – 15 and over - Year 11 preferably– Why? Significant physical demand• Meeting every other Monday from September 2012, 19:00 till 21:00• Mode of transport – walking for Silver in 2012/13• Expedition will be in Dartmoor• Cost £240 – £80 per term• 21 places
What next?• Do I really want to do this? Am I doing it to please my parents?• Can I fit it in with my school work?• If you take a place you will stop someone else having a place• It does look good on your CV• You do get to go to the palace and receive your Gold• Sign up by down loading the application form and return to Colin Cable with a £40 cheque made payable to ‘Andover Baptist Church OBG’ to:Andover Baptist Church, Charlton Road, Andover, Hampshire, SP10 3JH
Any questions? Simon Masonsi.firstname.lastname@example.org 01962 822 399