In July 2020, DofE announced temporary rule changes & flexibilities for expeditions: latest information
See here for a summary of guidelines for delivering DofE Aberdeenshire local expeditions announced late August 2020. Please get in touch with the DofE Aberdeenshire team at firstname.lastname@example.org if we can support your plans in any way
Details of the temporary relaxations of rules regarding volunteering within the family, changing activities and expedition assessors
Download the “Rearranging Postponed DofE Expeditions” flyer here
Download a sample Covid-19 Expedition Risk Assessment template here.
Download a pdf of suggestions on how to support your DofE participants during the pandemic restrictions here.
Suggested Centre action plan
Other general information:
Find out about DofE training and search for courses here.
A great deal of information and resources for Leaders can be found on the main DofE website
Blank route cards, Green forms, training frameworks and much more at Expedition Downloads
Materials to promote and introduce DofE, programme planning sheets for participants & leaders, programme section ideas, section activity logsheets, residential guides etc at Programme Support Downloads
Estate contact details, Wild Country boundaries and local advice etc at Greater Cairngorm information
Please see below for documents specifically relevant to delivering the Award in Aberdeenshire:
Expedition Training Pack An invaluable 70Mb Zip file comprising expansive teaching resources organised for delivery of the Expedition Training Programme. Difficulty in downloading? Alternative sources here and here
Expedition Assessor Report Template An aide-memoire/ checklist for compiling expedition assessment notes
Assessor Reaccreditation Form EAAS8 Required of assessors every 5 years
IMPORTANT Check Suitability of a Gold Residential before participants book RESIDENTIAL – Info and Approval Form
eDofE YouTube channel Useful “how-to” videos for Participants and Leaders
Expedition Paperwork Process Guide A breakdown of the notification/ approval steps for Coordinators and Expedition Leaders
Health and Wellbeing article/ local case study on benefits of DofE Award on participant’s wellbeing
Tent pitching video and other resources from the suppliers of Endurance tents
Tent Pitching video for anybody who hasn’t been camping!