Bronze Success!

Well done to all of the bronze award team who successfully completed their expedition last weekend.  I was told that you were a pleasure to work with.

You now have to complete your objectives on the edofe website for the expedition part of the award.  You must also  show me  a short presentation about your objectives.  This can be done one lunchtime after half term so please sign up ASAP.

Well done everyone, I hope your blisters have healed and your bruises have gone!


CHANGE to drop off point. It is now:
9:30am prompt at Etherow Country Park, George Street, Marple, Stockport, SK6 5JD

Pick up Point:
Approx 4.30 pm Buxworth Basin, Brookside, Buxworth, High Peak, SK23 7NE
Group has to be dismissed by assessor and this could be after this time.

Emergency number for Kevin at GRIP 07980 306869

Gold Direct Practice weekend.

Well done to the girls who went this weekend. Kevin said the following to me;
‘The weekend went without a hitch. The girls came well prepared, with a great attitude to the teamwork necessary and the challenges. Some of them had done Bronze and probably felt that they were covering old ground but it was still important for them to brush up on these skills and prove to us that they had retained this knowledge and wouldn’t struggle on the Gold Training that comes next.
The next event is a planning day for the whole group of Gold. It is on Monday 20th June (9am to 4pm) and we will hold it a Burnage Rugby Club (tram station nearby). This will allow us to do indoor and outdoor sessions with them and a short navigation walk. We will be planning the Qualifier at that time. We will also be splitting into 2 groups. We have told the girls from this weekend, that they will have to spread themselves through the two groups. Please get them thinking about the two groups they will be in, so that they arrive with that already decided.
Their training/practice will be in North to Mid Wales. Starting in Corwen / Llangollen (train stop there). They will walk SW for 4 days with trainers. Visiting Bala and ending up in Dollgelleau.
Their Qualifier will be in the Peak District. Starting at Gradbach Scout Camp, South of Macclesfield and walking North to Disley, then Edale, then Crowden, then Diggle.’

Please put those dates in your diary. I will pass exact locations on once I receive them.

25 % off equipment at Endurance

This is the unique discount code for Altrincham Girls Grammar – enter the code below when you checkout from the Endurance Shop to get 25% off your DofE equipment purchase!
We do not endorse this company but have been given this code. All members of the Award scheme are also able to use their card at Cotswolds to obtain 15% off.

Important Dates:Gold


Important Dates

Direct Entrants ONLY

Training: Saturday 5th March 2016

Practice: 23rd and 24th April 2016

You must arrive between 9 and 9:30am at Linnet Clough Scout Camp Gibb Lane Mellor Marple Bridge Near Stockport Cheshire SK6 5NB

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Pick up on Sunday 4:30pm at

Buxworth Basin, Near Whalley Bridge, SK23 7NE

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All Entrants

Planning Day: TBC

Practice Expedition: 17th to 21st July 2016

Qualifying Expedition: 31st August to 4th September 2016



Silver Practice Exped


Silver Practice exped will be on at 17th – 19th of June at

Linnet Clough Scout Camp
Gibb Lane

Marple Bridge

Near Stockport


Arrive at 9 am. 
However, on the last day you will walk out to a pick up point.
Pick up at approx. 4.30 pm  Bugsworth Basin, near Whalley Bridge.

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