DofE with My Adventure

At My Adventure Edinburgh, we provide the expedition phase of Bronze, Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) Awards for schools and private groups in Edinburgh and the Lothians. The DofE Expedition phase is aimed at young people, encouraging them to challenge themselves through outdoor adventures. Participants plan and execute expeditions that involve hiking or canoeing, camping, and navigation, fostering skills like teamwork, resilience, and leadership.

Here is all you need to know about an Duke of Edinburgh Expedition with My Adventure Edinburgh:

Duke of Edinburgh Canoeing Expedition
  • Expedition Supplied Equipment
  • Expedition Equipment List
  • Expedition Navigation Training
  • Expedition Route Cards

DofE Expedition Equipment List

They key to a more enjoyable expedition is not having to carry too much equipment and keeping your body fueled and hydrated. Knowing what kit to take on a DofE expedition can be overwhelming, which is why the experienced instructors at My Adventure have came up with a kit list for what participants need to bring on their DofE Expedition. 

At My Adventure, we provide all Duke of Edinburgh participants with all of the safety and technical equipment they need for the duration of their expedition. 

Here is My Adventures’ Duke of Edinburgh Essential Equipment List: 

DofE Navigation & Taking a break

The expedition is a tough physical and mental challenge, so participants must ensure they keep there energy and motivation levels high… the best way to do this is by not getting lost, and by taking regular breaks. 

To pass the expedition phase of the Duke of Edinburgh Award, participants must be able to show they can use a map and compass to navigate themselves from the starting to the end point of the route. 

Here are some navigation tips for the Duke of Edinburgh Expedition:

Route Planning the Expedition

Part of the Duke of Edinburgh Expedition involves planning the route and participants must meet each checkpoint they have set in order to pass the expedition. 

Here is our route planning sheet:

At My Adventure, we are a provider that delivers the expedition phase of the Duke of Edinburgh Award for schools and private groups across Scotland. Our qualified and experienced guides work alongside the school/ group to help each member achieve goals and develop skills that are valuable for life, at the same time as enjoying the Duke of Edinburgh Award journey. 

If you enjoyed this blog article and are looking for additional information about adventures from Edinburgh, we have published a number of other blogs:

  • Top Ten tips for your Duke of Edinburgh Award expedition here
  • A guide to the Duke of Edinburgh Award: here
  • A guide to the Duke of Edinburgh Award: Silver here 
  • A guide to the Duke of Edinburgh Award: Gold here
  • Duke of Edinburgh award: Essential equipment: here
  • Top Tips for Backpacking in Scotland: here
  • The best head torches for adventures in the outdoors: here
  • Stag Party Adventures Edinburgh: here
  • Planning a Hen Party to Edinburgh: here
  • Hen Party Adventures Edinburgh: here

If you haven’t already seen it, check out the Intrepidus Outdoors Trip AdvisorYoutube channelVisit Scotland page and blog to hear about how others found their outdoor adventures with us!



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