Silver Practice Duke of Edinburgh Award
Pre-requisites: Silver Training.
Dates and locations: You choose.
Duration: Three days.
The first day Social Nature Movement will extend your knowledge, skills and experiences gained in Bronze and prepare you for the practice journey. Click here to a guide for Silver Award participants.
The key focus here is providing participants with opportunities to build on previous Adventurous Journeys. There will be plenty of new challenges bound to provide new learning and a real sense of achievement.
Contact us to connect with other adventurers looking to plan and undertake an adventure like yours!
Environmental Care and Leave No Trace (LNT) Ethics
• Reasons for minimal impact on the environment.
• Safety management forms,
• Procedure for dealing with an accident/incident in the type of country visited, reporting and passing messages.
• Planning a trip of two nights’ duration,
• Safety Management and Expedition forms.
• Clothing for rugged country use,
• Cost to set up self.
• Equipment for rugged country trips,
• Packing for a trip of two nights’ duration,
• Cost to set up self,
• Use of mountain radios,
• Knowledge of emergency beacons.
Stoves and Fuels
• Light more than one type of stove,
• Lighting a hut stove.
• Plan and cook hot sustaining meals under conditions to be expected on the venture,
• Dehydrated food.
• Further training as appropriate.
• Further training and practice in the use of maps, with particular reference to route planning in the type of country to be used,
• Drawing a map in relation to the local environment.
• Purpose of bearings,
• Determining a bearing from a map,
• Travelling on a bearing,
• Back bearings.
• Walking on routes and through untracked areas.
• The dynamics of rivers and moving water,
• The best places to cross,
• Crossing rivers using mutual support.
Survival / Loss of Route
• Basic shelter construction techniques for warmth and waterproofing of emergency shelters,
• Emergency fire lighting,
• Helicopter safety rules.
Outdoor First Aid
• Actions at an accident scene,
• Treatment of foreign bodies in eye, nose, ear,
• Recognition and immobilisation of fractures of the ankle, lower leg, arm,
• Prevention and treatment of diarrhoea,
• The recovery position for unconscious patients.
• Observation, survey and recording techniques applicable to final venture,
• Use of related equipment.