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With the expedition season in full swing, we hope you and your groups are making the most of the great outdoors and that participants are benefitting from all aspects of their DofE experience. Please see our special expedition advice pages to help you prepare your teams for extremes of weather.

Have you joined our trial yet?

We’re pleased to announce the launch of a UK-wide trial of options to the Bronze Expedition section.

Designed to help you meet the growing demand for participation with limited resources and motivate more young people to start and complete their DofE, you can choose to use any or all of the options with your Bronze groups in 2018.

Take part
Where to go?

Gold participants need to undertake their expeditions in wild country – but where could they go?

Read our blog to discover five great destinations in the UK that they may like to explore...

Top five
outside loo
Special advice

For people who have periods, it can sometimes be hard to find the knowledge they need to feel comfortable going on outdoor education experiences such as DofE expeditions.

The Outdoors People have produced some useful information you may wish to share with your participants.

Timely advice
Career-enhancing skills

The work-ready benefits for young people volunteering and developing skills outside of the classroom are well known – but have you thought about how volunteering could benefit you?

Find out how one PE teacher/DofE Manager gained a promotion thanks in part to his DofE work.

Meet Elliott





Celebrating achievement

Sectional certificates can be awarded whenever a participant completes a section of their programme. These can be excellent motivational tools to keep up the momentum of participation in a DofE programme, especially for those young people who take longer to complete than others.

Available from DofE Essentials through eDofE.

eDofE sign-in
DofE Card
Expedition kit advice

We provide a wealth of advice on what kit your participants should take on their expedition.

If they (or you) need to buy new kit, use the DofE Card to get at least 10% off at GO Outdoors, Blacks, Millets, Ultimate Outdoors and Tiso. If you haven’t got a DofE Card you can order a new one here or download a voucher from eDofE.

Expedition advice


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