Hi Folks,

This Wednesday we will be meeting at the Warehouse

This week we will be starting the expedition theory training for all levels.

The first session is looking at the expedition, who is involved?, What do we need to do ?, how to we prepare?, Where will it be?

What standards are expected of me.

GOLD Residentials

For those of you doing Gold, here is the information of two upcoming residentials.

1) Belfast Activity Centre – Multi Activity Residential – County Down – February 2024

Belfast Activity Centre – February 2024 – Gold Residential Course details: 5 Day Residential Course at Ardaluin House, Newcastle, County Down

This all – inclusive package includes staying overnight inside Ardaluin House for 4 nights ( bed linen included) , all meals and all activities. Ensuite Dorm room accommodation – max 12 participants in 1 dorm room.

Participants will experience a range of exciting, challenging and fun outdoor activities. Activities include: Climbing ( tree climbing / quarry climbing) , Archery, Mourne walks, Bushcraft, Orienteering, Wet bouldering ( depending on weather conditions), Canoeing etc,.. T

he course provides the opportunity to meet new people in an unfamiliar environment. You will be living and working with others, building new relationships and working as part of a team. Cost: £375 (payments can be made in instalments if requested)

Course date:


Course location:

Ardaluin House, Newcastle, Co.Down

Course fee:


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2) Ganaway Activity Centre –Residential

Ganaway Activity Centre will be holding a Residential activity week from 2nd April – 6th April 2024. This opportunity may count towards your DofE Gold Award for the residential section, but please check with your leader before booking.

Participants will have the opportunity to participate in outdoor pursuits including caving, climbing, canoeing, orienteering, archery, mountain biking, high ropes and zipline. You will also work alongside our outdoor instructors delivering programmes to visiting groups of young people and adults.

The cost for the 5 day residential is £295 per participant, a deposit of £100 will be required on booking.

For further details please contact Gareth Shields at Ganaway Activity Centre by telephone on 028 9186 1297 or contact us

Book Online

Have you tried the new DofE App ?

Why not have a look at it, available for Android on the Google store, or Apple from the Apple store, it is available for download.

The eDofE app makes it easy to keep track of your award and evidence your sections as you go.

Make sure you collect your membership card and if you have not sent a photo please email one asap.

Your membership card will be required to record your theory training.