For your Expedition section you’ll do just what you expect; complete an expedition. You can do it in the UK or abroad and the environment you choose should be appropriate to your DofE level (Bronze, Silver or Gold) and ability of your group.
For your qualifying expedition, each level has a set number of hours of planned activity per day of which at least half must be on the move:
- Bronze – 2 days and 1 night, 6 hours planned activity per day
- Silver – 3 days and 2 nights, 7 hours of planned activity per day
- Gold – 4 days and 3 nights, 8 hours of planned activity per day
As levels progress the length of the expedition will increase. You’ll need to choose a non-motorised mode of travel for your expedition. That usually means canoeing, cycling, horse riding, rowing, sailing, walking and wheelchairs.
At each level you’re expected to plan and train for your expedition, and show your leader that you have the skills you need to complete it.
Prior to Silver and Gold qualifying expeditions you’ll need to complete at least one unaccompanied practice expedition to show that your group are ready for the real thing. Bronze doesn’t require a practice, but you should still make sure you’re prepared for the expedition.
If in doubt, speak with your Leader or County DofE Adviser.