Bronze DofEOn Saturday 24th April, having met their Assessors first, four teams of LV girls set out on their two-day DofE Qualifying Expedition.

Groups were dropped off at the start by minibus and spent the late morning and afternoon walking to the campsite at the Golden Swan, Wilcot. Some groups got lost in West Woods but all the groups eventually made it safely to Wilcot. At the campsite, watched by their Assessors, the girls pitched their tents and cooked a hot evening meal. The weather was kind and after the Assessors left the campsite the girls settled down for the night. Some teams found it hard to get going again on the Sunday morning. However, after cooking their own breakfast and packing their tents away, the campsite was clear by 8.30am.

All the teams did really well and were assessed as successful. Girls will have finished their Bronze Award Expedition section after they have given a presentation showing how they achieved their expedition aim. Despite sore feet and aching backs, many of the girls are very keen to start on their Silver DofE Award and will be able to sign up shortly.