For your Expedition section, you will need to plan, train for and complete an unaccompanied, self-reliant expedition with an agreed aim. You must do the correct training for your level and mode of travel, at least one practice expedition, a qualifying expedition (the one that is assessed) and a final presentation in order to complete the section.

Your expedition must be completed by your own physical efforts (but you have loads of choices, not just on foot!) with minimal external intervention and without motorised assistance. Your route should also be a continuous journey.

Key dates

Please find below a list of key dates for your diary:

Training - Monday 19 June in school, all Year 9 doing DofE

Practice Walk A - Tuesday 27 June, Half year group in their DofE groups

Practice Walk B - Wednesday 28 June, half year group in their DofE groups

Friday 30 June - Preparation for the expedition in school for all Year 9 doing DofE. Should only need 3 lessons. (tbc)

Expedition A - Monday 3 to Tuesday 4 July, half year group

Expedition B - Monday 10 to Tuesday 11 July, half year group

Should any of these dates be problematic for parents, please do let DofE Manager, Mrs Blackmore (m.blackmore@vcj.sch.je) know so that she can allocate the correct expedition training and session for your son.