DofE Open Gold Expedition 2022

Doing your DofE Gold award but don’t have enough people to run a Gold expedition? Can’t make the date that your group are having their expedition? Why not join us for our open Gold expedition!

Saturday 11 June (times TBC, more dates in July and August) TBC

It’s £150 (excluding travel and food) for these expeditions and training sessions. Here are the dates:

  • Saturday 11 June 2022 – Initial meeting & expedition training, location to be confirmed so that it can be as accessible to the group as possible.
  • Friday 1 – Monday 4 July 2022 – Practice expedition, location to be confirmed but provisionally starting and finishing at Blair Atholl. This would also count as a Silver qualifier expedition, if required.
  • August – Assessed expedition, date and location to be confirmed as the group will decide on this.

Personal and group kit can be borrowed and this is included in the price, but participants will need to provide their own food and transport to the start and end of each expedition. We will try our best to organise around good public transport locations, or match up car shares where possible.

Candidates should:

  • Be registered for Gold and be a current Girlguiding Scotland member
  • Be able to attend all the meetings, training and expeditions
  • Have already completed a first aid qualification or completed it by the time of the assessed expedition
  • Be fit enough to walk 4 hours per day in remote terrain, carrying their own kit

It would be preferable if candidates:

  • Had already completed a Bronze or Silver award
  • Had taken part in training or expeditions with Bronze or Silver groups if they are a direct Gold entrant

Additional Information

It is likely that there will be only 2 groups so it is advisable to book as soon as possible – there have already been many enquiries about the expedition. If you have any particular queries about the expedition, please email Elspeth on

How to book

Please complete this registration form. A member of staff will then be in touch with details for you to send a bank transfer covering the £30 deposit. Bookings close as soon as the expedition is full, or on 1 May 2022. A first balance payment of £60 will be due on or before 25 May 2022 and a final balance payment of £60 will be due on or before 25 June 2022.

Full terms and conditions can be seen when booking via Eventbrite – please read these through before booking.