Bronze D of E Practise Expedition

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On Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd May 2022, 10 Explorers undertook their Bronze D of E Practise Expedition in Ashdown Forest. Setting off from Old Lodge, they headed North through the Five Hundred Acre Wood, visiting Pooh Sticks Bridge before heading through Newbridge towards Broadstone Warren. Both groups arrived in high spirits (although most had sore feet from the 18km hike!). After an evening in camp learning expedition camp craft, the teams both set off around Weir Wood Reservoir for the second day. Slightly slower and with slightly more limping, the two teams passed through the various checkpoints (without getting too lost!).

Both teams successfully completed their practise and have learnt a lot which they will take into account when they complete the qualifier in July. Well done to both teams, good teamwork and memories were made this weekend which will certainly prepare both groups to progress past Bronze to higher level awards in future!