Today saw the return of the intrepid DofE explorers who have been out on expedition with the #EveryCadetBear for the last two nights, arriving this afternoon to meet the rest of Zulu Company for the next stage of their Summer Camp Training.
Planning, resourcing, organising and carrying out an expedition is a key part of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award at each stage, and the skills developed through taking part in such an activity are immense. From teamwork and co-operation to communication and resilience, empathy and budgeting to map skills and independence, the changes and growth in those taking part are clear to see over the three days and two nights of their challenge.
Although they are supervised from a distance and there is always help nearby, capturing the journey is difficult as it requires them to be independent and self-reliant. So, we decided to give the team a GoPro and allow them to capture their own moments to share. Breathtaking views, good company and the open air - what else could anyone ask for?
DofE is just one of the options offered through the Army Cadet Force. If you would like to find out more about what we do, why not get in touch? You never know, we might be just what you’re looking for!
GoPro footage courtesy of Cadet Corporal Iqbal