Thursday, 15 January 2009
Duke of Edinburgh
For those of you who want to know what the Duke of Edinburgh Award involves then look no further. Above is a photograph of my "pack", anyone wanting to do the D of E Award gets one of these after a one time payment of eleven pounds. It has all you need to successfully complete the scheme, it even includes a fifteen percent discount card for an outdoor activity store. The white booklets in the image are what you will need to ask your examiner to sign every time you do that activity, whether it be Skill, Physical recreation or Service. For my skill I chose photography, for my physical recreation I chose swimming and for my Service I chose Youth work. One of those activities will need to be done for at least six months, I chose photography, and the other two will need to be done for at least three months. There will also be a one off expedition which involves all of the applicants in the group to go on a six hours hike on a circular route, set up camp and make own meal, then do another six hour hike in the morning with absolutely no adult supervision what soever apart from a phone in case anything goes wrong. All of this is to achieve Bronze in the D of E (I don't want to know what Silver involves yet let alone Gold).