Andover Baptist Church has been operating as an open Duke of Edinburgh award centre for 6 years and will be running in 2016/17 Bronze and Silver programs.
We try and balance fun, learning practical navigation skills, planning trips safely and the pressure of exams. The programme is designed fit in with year 10 and 11 exams.
Why do your Duke of Edinburgh award?
For Bronze you need to be 14+, minimum year 10.
For Silver you need to be 15+, minimum year 11.
The Bronze and Silver D of E programme have 4 sections, Volunteering, Physical, Skills and Expedition.
The mode of transport will be walking for Bronze and Silver in 2015/16 with the practice and final expeditions for Bronze in the New Forest and Silver in Exmore and Dartmoor respectively.
The group meets every other Monday starting in September 2016, 19:00 till 21:00 at Andover Baptist Church on Charlton Road.
The fees are:
The fees include registration for the award and access to tents, cookers, gas, ruck sacks, camping fees, transport and assessor’s fees. We do not want money to be a barrier and stop anyone from doing the award, so if money is difficult please contact me and we will work with you to apply for grants.
The young people will be expected to provide the following:
When you apply you need to complete the application form downloadable from this WEB page and in September we will be asking you to sign an agreement with the award centre stating that you can make the published dates for weekends and practice days, we cannot send the young people for assessment if they have not completed their training.
We run four groups at Bronze, 28 young people and one at Silver, 7 young people. So there are limited places and we give priority to the Silver program to young people who have done the previous award with us.
To guarantee a place I recommend you apply by filling in the attached form and returning it to Simon Mason, The Orchards, Goodworth Clatford, Andover, Hampshire, SP11 7RN with a deposit of £50 and places are allocated on a first come first served basis. Cheques made payable to ‘Andover Baptist OBG’ (OBG stands for Outward Bounds Group) or pay by BACS:
Goodworth Clatford Day Walk
Collingbourne Woods Day Walk
Night Navigation Stockbridge Down
March Non Residential Weekend