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What's coming up

County Young Leader Training Weekend
23rd - 25th February 2018

Explorer Belt 2018 2nd Training Weekend
24th February 2018

Mountain and Leadership Training
24th 9:00 - 25th February 2018 13:00

Operation Red Flare
3rd 16:00 - 4th March 2018 9:00

Latest photos

Ember Activity Day 2015

Myth Busters Saturday 28th November - Sutton DHQ

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Drop in to say hello (ask a question) or phone in

0330 010 1990 access code 3753677 (10.05 - 10.55, 11.05 - 11.55, 12.05 - 12.55)

(landlines 5p/min, mobiles 12p/min but covered by any inclusive minutes you have)

Resources

Click here for the resources

Geocaching

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Click here for the info on geocaching

Finding North

Put a stick in the ground, mark the end of the shadow with a pebble. Wait 20 minutes, put another pebble at the new position of the shadow end. put a stick between them. North is perpendicular to the stick. As you can see below the line remains straight as the shadow gets longer.

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To find midday, find the shortest distance between the upright stick and the shadow line, this will also always be north-south,

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Factsheets

FS315083 Route Planning for Hikes

FS315078 Scout Skills Hiking

FS120409 Route Plan

FS120084 Scout led activities Index

FS120000 Activities Risk Assessment

Web Sites

http://goo.gl/TUpnCs Map and Compass application training

http://goo.gl/LgZr2r Map Contours

http://goo.gl/p1KsWk The Duke Of Edinburgh’s Award Hill Walking and Expedition Planning

http://goo.gl/0A5J7 Show a route’s gradient

http://goo.gl/7yszbE Another gradient site

Adsa and the DofE

DofE Finder for Expeditions and Training

Explorer Belt 2016

Gradients

0%: A flat road
1-3%: Slightly uphill but not particularly challenging. A bit like riding into the wind.
4-6%: A manageable gradient that can cause fatigue over long periods.
7-9%: Starting to become uncomfortable for seasoned riders, and very challenging for new climbers.
10%-15%: A painful gradient, especially if maintained for any length of time
16%+: Very challenging for riders of all abilities. Maintaining this sort of incline for any length of time is very painful.

DofE

http://goo.gl/zEuJGd The e-induction e-learning module has been updated

http://www.dofelifezone.info/ The DofE's careers inspiration site. Good Site!

https://crowdfunding.justgiving.com/ Does your group need to raise funds for a particular project or expedition?


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