What is the DofE Expedition?
The expedition is one of the component parts of all three levels of the DofE at bronze, silver, and gold.
What it’s designed to do is to take young people and put them into teams of their peers, to take part in an adventurous journey of some sort. That could be walking, horse riding, cycling, canoeing, kayaking, sailing or a mixture of them. There’s loads options, but the most common one is a walking expedition.
There will be some training, and a practice expedition, then an assessed. On the assessed expedition, which is the one that you must pass, you’ll have an assessor as well as a supervisor looking after your safety.
The assessors’ job is to ensure that you meet the 20 conditions of the DofE expedition. It’s all quite straightforward, common sense stuff.
You can find all this information online, but ultimately these groups of young people will look after themselves for the duration of their assessed expedition, being 2 days at bronze, 3 days at silver and, 4 days at gold.
They need to look after themselves and their team, with their own kit, and be completely self reliant.