Achieving your Award is an adventure from beginning to end
and this section can give you some of your most memorable
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
We have a service that will try to find a suitable expedition
group for your young person(s) to join and complete their
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 email@example.com with
the following details;
- Name of
you are based
of Young People you have
you want to place them or are you offering expedition places.
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