LUPINE ADVENTURE CO-OPERATIVE DofE Professionals Newsletter August 17
With the summer over it is time to update you on additions to the resources, what we have coming up over the autumn and I thought I'd share some links this month too. We've had a fantastic year running more expeditions than ever before and for more schools and youth groups. If you would like help with your groups then please do get in touch to discuss how we may help you.
We actually wrote this booklet back in 2013 but have never really made it look pretty. The text is sound but it is lacking a bit in the picture side of things. We have decided that we'd put it out there anyway and hope to improve its layout over time.
If you have any participants who couldn't make, or had to drop out of, their Gold Expedition this year then we have an open expedition running this October in Yorkshire. The cost is £219 and the dates are 24-28 October 2016. Visit our Open Expeditions page for more information.
We have no connections to either of these companies (other than being satisfied customers) but we thought we'd pass their links on...
http://dash4it.co.uk/ sell OS maps mail order. They cost under £10 for a laminated 1:25000 so you get quite a saving when buying quite a few.
http://www.tickcard.co.uk/ We bought a load of these a couple of years ago (they are under £2.50 each), we give them out on our Mountain Skills courses and we have one in each of our group first aid kits that we provide for our DofE participants who need to borrow a first aid kit.
http://www.mountain-training.org/england/resources This is a link to the Mountain Training resources page which also has a free downloadable booklet on remote supervision. Theirs is a lot prettier than ours (even though they used the same photos) and you can buy printed version from them.
Please do get in touch if you need help with the training and supervision of any of your DofE groups this year or next or if you have any ideas for new resources that you would like us to have a go at creating.