VIDEO: DofE Silver This Weekend – 19 July 2013

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This afternoon, I’m off to the Norfolk Broads where, with six others, I’ll be completing the Expedition section of my Duke of Edinburgh’s Silver Award.

Some of my longer-serving followers will be aware that last year’s heavy rain and resultant high waters led to the canoe expedition being postponed. Happily, if the weather turns out to be anything even remotely like it’s been of late, this weekend is set to give us a gorgeous few days on the water.

Ahead of today, we had a much-needed ‘refresher’ of our canoe skills and rescue procedures last week, including the ‘worst case scenario’ involving everybody capsizing.

Watch the video below as my friends and I practise the various drills.

WATCH a video of our training efforts here.

Andrew Burdett

Andrew Burdett is a 20-year-old from Maidenhead in Berkshire. A self-professed "lover of life", he enjoys a busy calendar of activities and engagements. With regular involvement in the Scout Association and his church, he was made Head Boy in his final year at school. After a gap-year spent as a Teaching Assistant at a local junior school, he is now half-way through his Journalism Studies degree at the University of Sheffield. In his spare time, he swims, reads, and enjoys writing about himself in the third-person.