VIDEO: DofE Gold Starts Today – 4 August 2013

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Apologies straight away, dear readers, to those who’ll doubtless have found the coverage of my DofE Award adventures somewhat tiring. (However, I’m afraid it’s sort of tough luck: there’ll be yet more posts, photographs, and video content, from Norfolk’s Silver expedition and the Gold final practice in Cumbria, in the coming months.)

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At last – and you have no idea how close we’ve already been to failing – it seems we’re all finally ready for our real (assessed) Gold trip, which is just as well – we’re leaving Maidenhead at around 9:00am this morning.

To whet the appetites of the remaining few online followers who still ‘want more’, here’s a short clip (filmed earlier this week) soon after laying the map-cards out on the floor of Luke’s house.

WATCH Andrew guide viewers through the route.

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.