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Achieving your Award is an adventure from beginning to end and this section can give you some of your most memorable experiences!

From sailing along the Norfolk Broads to walking in Canada or horse riding in the Brecon Beacons, it can as far-flung or as close to home as you want it to be. You can also choose how you want to travel - it doesn't just have to be on foot! You could choose to do your expedition by bike, by canoe, by kayak, by wheelchair, by sailing boat or even on a horse or llama.

There'll need to be between four and seven of you in an expedition team (eight if you've chosen to travel by tandem canoe or bike). With your team, you'll plan an aim for your expedition, decide on your location and do lots of fun training to make sure you're fully prepared and know what you're doing! Your Leader will arrange a Supervisor to work with your team to organise all of this and help you plan your expedition. Once you've done the preparation the fun starts when you go out and do a practice and a qualifying expedition. Once you've completed your final expedition you'll give a presentation about your experiences and your achievements to your Supervisor, Assessor or another adult.

The whole experience will give you laughs, arguments, joy and frustration along the way. But, by the end, you'll have better team and leadership skills, not to mention bags more confidence and a rucksack full of great memories.

Download the ideas list for the expedition section.

Download an expedition planner.

Need a mate to do your expedition with?

If you don't have enough young people to make up an expedition group for Duke of Edinburgh or Queen Scout Award then help is at hand!

We have a service that will try to find a suitable expedition group for your young person(s) to join and complete their expedition.

If you need to place a young person or indeed if you are running an expedition and you don't have the maximum number for a team and could take up to three more young people then email Ruth Riggs avondofe@avonscouts.org.uk with the following details;

-          Name of Group

-          Where you are based

-          Award and Level

-          Number of Young People you have

-          Whether you want to place them or are you offering expedition places.

-          Anything else you might think is relevant

We will try and put you in touch with expedition leaders who might be able to help.

Open Gold Expedition Opportunity 

If you want to do your Gold expedition but don't have anybody to do it with, this could be the opportunity for you.  Click here to see the flyer for the current open Gold opportunity on offer in Avon.