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Eating on your expedition

Eating on your expedition

14th May 2018 in General
 
Making a meal together is one of the best team-building activities of the Expedition section. Getting your group to plan your meals, cook from scratch, manage a team budget, choose and agree on a menu and share food are all excellent for developing life skills. Don’t think of expedition food as dull! This is a ...

Introducing DofE Ambassadors for Craghoppers

Introducing DofE Ambassadors for Craghoppers

8th May 2018 in Craghoppers, Expedition, General, Partner News
 
Tried and tested expedition tips from the five new DofE Ambassadors for Craghoppers Last year Craghoppers asked the DofE to help them find brand ambassadors who could feedback and promote their range of expedition clothing. Craghoppers received over 200 applications in total, reading and reviewing each one. We can now introduce the five ambassadors who ...

The DofE Buff goes on a Gold expedition

The DofE Buff goes on a Gold expedition

13th Apr 2018 in General
 
Two open Gold groups recently set out on their expedition to the epic Scottish Highlands and debuted the new expedition accessory – the DofE Buff. First of all you might be wondering, what is a Buff? A Buff is a type of headwear or neckwear that can be worn in a number of different ways ...

Have 12 new experiences this Easter with the DofE

Have 12 new experiences this Easter with the DofE

27th Mar 2018 in General
 
The Easter holidays are here! now is a great time to start planning things to do. Deciding on activities can be hard when you’re trying to make everyone happy, so we have tried to make that choice a little easier by splitting experiences into three categories; Do something you’ve never done before; Relax and unwind ...

Why should I bother to sign up for more DofE emails!?!?

Why should I bother to sign up for more DofE emails!?!?

22nd Mar 2018 in General
 
by Siobhan Cronin Commercial Manager at The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award The new data regulations are being put in place to reduce the amount of unwanted emails. So you are going to be asking yourself the question ‘Do I want to receive emails from this brand, about their product or service?’ on a regular basis. ...

What to look for in your expedition rucksack

What to look for in your expedition rucksack

12th Mar 2018 in Advice, General, Vango
 
Choosing a new rucksack for your DofE expedition? The decision will depend on budget, function, fit and comfort. You don’t need to spend an arm and a leg to get a great backpack which will last through your expedition and beyond. When picking your rucksack, look for quality components, robust fabrics and a back system ...

Our top ten expedition accessories

Our top ten expedition accessories

15th Feb 2018 in General
 
Whether you are doing a Bronze, Silver or Gold DofE programme, making sure you’ve got the right kit for your expedition is key. A good first step is our DofE Expedition Kit Guide, aimed at helping participants and parents understand the needs of kit for their expeditions. Read our Expedition Kit Guide here. Once you’ve ...

Holidays and mini breaks

Holidays and mini breaks

19th Jan 2018 in General
 
Did you know that January is the most popular time of year to book a holiday? Give yourself that special trip in 2018 through our specially selected partners that offer exclusive discounts to the DofE. Fancy a cosy cabin break with friends or family? Visit one of Forest Holiday’s seven idyllic locations across the UK ...

New Year, new plans, new habits

New Year, new plans, new habits

2nd Jan 2018 in General
 
2018 is here! Start the year as you mean to go on with our inspirational New Year’s resolutions and top tips for sticking to them. The most common New Year’s resolution is to be more active, with a number of people aiming to do something about their health or wellbeing. Make yourself (and your bank ...

How to look after your kit store

How to look after your kit store

17th Oct 2017 in Advice, Expedition, General
 
How to look after your kit store By Ollie Dibbens and Ian Newbery As the expedition season draws to a close, it’s time to think about the state of your kit store.  DofE expedition experts Ollie Dibbens, Operations Officer, and Ian Newbery, DofE Programme and Quality Manager, give their advice on how to clean, maintain ...

The Official DofE Clothing range

The Official DofE Clothing range

5th Oct 2017 in DofE Clothing, General
 
What you said, what we’re doing and what’s next It’s been three years since we launched the Official DofE Clothing range and the ideal time for a review of the range, in anticipation of a new look, new season and a new clothing partner. We wanted to hear what you thought of the products and ...

YHA myths and legends

YHA myths and legends

18th Sep 2017 in Advice, Partner News, YHA
 
By YHA What do you think of when someone says ‘youth hostel’? YHA is asked lots of questions by DofE participants who are new to hostelling. Read below to discover how staying with YHA isn’t your typical hostel experience. What can I expect when I stay with YHA? When you stay with YHA, you can ...

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