Bronze in the Borders...

Mon 18th Jun 2012

 

The weather has definitely been 'challenging' for DofE expeditions lately and this weekend was no exception! After a day of in-school training and route planning on Friday, 9 expedition teams arrived in the Scottish Borders not far from Hawick to start their practice expeditions. Damp was an understatement on Saturday but between the monsoon, teams did really well to make their camp for the night. Sunday was less wet but with some tricky navigation at times, with the first part of the day in forested areas before heading to the coach pick up points via small villages and farms. Everyone coped extremely well with the rain and special mention has to go to the 'Spade Sherpa' - see photo below!

Heading off in different directions near the start

Instructor Richard giving some navigation tips for the day

The spade goes on Day 2 of it's tour!

The lads before heading into the forest...

Neil and Richard decide whether to brave the forest or not...

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