Updated course notes file and October open gold

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DofE Professionals Newsletter December 18



Lupine LogoHi Everyone

I hope you all had a great summer of expeditions and found time for a break somewhere in there. Our summer was awesome with more individuals getting their awards at all levels with us than ever before. We're looking forward to our quite time of year where we reflect on the previous year's expeditions and think about how we can improve things for 2018. We're intending on writing some of this learning up and posting it on our blog so we'll be in touch when this process has started.

In the meantime...

Contents of this newsletter.


coursenotesUpdated Course Notes document

We give copies of our course notes document to every student that we train. It has slowly grown to 36 pages long and hasn't changed all that much over the last few years. A couple of years ago we added a page on gas Trangia use and this summer we have added to it as our experience of using them has grown.

The course notes document is number 1 on the list.



International expeditions in Europe

If you would like to investigate taking your gold group to the French Alps or the Picos de Europa in Spain take a look at our web page on the subject.


or read our blog posts. French Alps - Picos de Europa

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Open Gold Expedition 23-27 October 2017

We have an open gold expedition going out in the Yorkshire Dales 23-27th October 2017. If you have any young people who had to miss their expedition this year or had to drop out through illness or injury then please do tell them about it. Full details are available on our website.



Excel Green Form

Just to remind you that we created a copy of the green form on Excel last year. For those who still fill them in using Word take a look, it really is far easier and quicker in Excel. For example, you can add all your supervisors and assessors on a separate sheet then simpy cut and past those cells over the relevent ones in the green form.

The spreadsheet is available from our website, it is item 8 on the list.



Get in touch

Please do get in touch if you would like help with training, supervision or assessing with your groups next year. For more information on how we can help established groups go here. http://www.lupineadventure.co.uk/dofe-expeditions-for-schools.html

If you have any ideas for resources that you would find useful then get in touch and we'll see if we can develop them.


I hope you all have a great year 

Andy Godfrey

Other services we offer
Full DofE expeditions
International Gold Expeditions in Europe
Supervisor and / or Assessor only cover for DofE expeditions
Geography and Biology field trips (Mountain Leader cover for your programme)
Hill Skills and Mountain Skills courses (for over 14's)
Year group activity camps
Yorkshire 3 Peaks and other mountain challenges
Rock Climbing sessions




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