Just a quick reminder that the Bronze DofE navigation training walk is this Saturday.
As outlined previously, anyone wishing to take part in the expeditions *must* attend the training walk and should be at the squadron at 09.00 on Saturday morning. We will be travelling to Delamere Forest and hope to return to the squadron between 15.00 and 16.00. As ever the timings will depend on how quickly we complete the route and you will be calling your parents when we leave Delamere to let them know your actual ETA.
*Do not* forget to hand in your medical health form in as soon as possible. On the day please ensure that you wear sensible walking clothes and boots for the walk as discussed on the training day. Don’t forget that a lot of information is available on the squadron website.
This is a day walk so please bring the following items with you in a day sack (with waterproof liner):
– Waterproof Jacket and Trousers – Hat & Gloves – First Aid kit – Survival Bag – Map Case – Compass – Whistle – 1 to 2 litres of Water – Lunch – Snacks – Sun cream – Sunglasses
Its too early to totally predict the weather but expeditions can still be cold and wet this time of year so it is very important that you are prepared for any type of weather. In addition, this is the same area where you will be undertaking your bronze practice expedition so the staff need to be happy that everyone is able to navigate in this terrain.
Part of your prep for this walk should be to know what the weather is likely to do on saturday and think about how this could affect the walk.
If you need to hire or purchase any equipment please complete the hire form (which is on the website) and return it to the squadron as soon as possible so that we have time to get it ready for you.
*NOTE – Don’t forget that planned this route on the training day so that you can get the most out of the training.*
Finally if you did not hand in menu plans on the training day please ensure that you give them to me or FS Hensby as soon as possible.
Please do not hesitate to speak to me or any of the other D of E staff if you have any questions.
Sgt (ATC) Royle