Explorer Belt - Preparation

Covering the following areas during your preparation and expedition:

Show that you are competent in the following areas:
• Navigation skills
• Expedition cooking
• Lightweight camping
• Language
• Acceptable home hospitality
• Fitness
• Proficiency in mode of travel
• Teambuilding
• First Aid (covering First Response as a minimum)

Agree the budget before the expedition and record spending throughout the trip.

Log book
Keep a logbook of the expedition which records places visited, the route taken, project work undertaken and personal thoughts.

Complete one major project selected by the team which is undertaken throughout the expedition.

Complete at least ten minor projects which may be chosen by the team, leadership team, peers or a mixture of these.
Take part in a debrief of the expedition with your mentor and leadership team. Ideally this should be within 24 hours of the 10th day of the expedition or within 24 hours of return to the UK.

Make a presentation including all elements of your award to the assessment panel and other invited guests of your experiences and achievements.

Your expedition, project work, and presentation will be assessed by an assessor and can  including your mentor to determine if you have successfully achieved your Explorer Belt. 

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