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.

Bronze Qualifying Expedition Information

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Bronze Qualifier:14th and 15th May 2016
Drop off at 9am pick up at 4:30pm
Drop off at Brabyns Park, Marple.  This is next to a railway station and so there is over-spill parking there.
Pick up is at Bugsworth Basin, Near Whalley Bridge, SK23 7NE
Pupils may be late back and they cannot be taken away as soon as they arrive back (kit has to be handed in and groups debriefed).  The pupils cannot go until they have been dismissed.

Kit List

Kit List: Walking Expeditions 

GRIP Expeditions will provide the following for students:

  • Tent, sleeping mat, group first aid kit and emergency shelter.
  • Stove and fuel and maps.

Students /parents will need to provide the following: (it’s not an exhaustive list)

  • Walking boots
  • Students will need a 65-100 litre Rucksack. Large enough to put sleeping bag inside and all other stuff except mat. Students often buy smaller dry bags to help keep things organized and dry.
  • Sleeping Bag of a suitable warmth (at least 3 season), a compression sac can be used to make this smaller.
  • Small Wash kit
  • Head torch
  • Compass (for Silver and Gold Award only)
  • Personal First Aid Kit
  • Day clothes. Polyester/Nylon are warm and quick drying. NOT Cotton and Denim as they stay cold and wet. Tracksuit bottoms/shorts/layers of tops: thermals/t-shirt/fleece top. Extra layers if cold. Long sleeve tops are best even in hot weather as they will help prevent sunburn and sunstroke.
  • Spare set of clothing for in the evenings
  • Underwear
  • Hat/Gloves
  • Spare shoes for in the evening (may be wet campsite grass)
  • Pocket Knife
  • Sun cream/insect repellent (think about sharing between the group)
  • Waterproof Jacket and Trousers
  • Mobile phone (1 or 2 between the group is fine)
  • Sun Hat (that preferably covers the neck as well)/Sunglasses
  • Plate/Bowl/Mug/Utensils
  • Water bottles (enough to carry 2 litres each)
  • Food for the whole of the expedition including emergency rations.
  • Transport to the venues is not provided, you have to make your own way there.

New boots should be worn prior to a training day to ensure correct fit and comfort. Blisters often prevent a young person from completing their expedition. 

Pupils without the appropriate equipment outlined as a minimum above, will not be able to participate due to safety reasons. Parents will be expected to pick pupils up from the school, or from whichever base is being used, should such a situation arise.


Applications for Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards

Letters for this were sent via Parent Mail but if you are having trouble accessing these letters then you can get them from reception.  A deposit is also required.  They are also in Pupil Read area under CLUBS  and DofE.

Two forms are required, an invite letter for the appropriate level and also an enrolment form.

Year 9 Bronze

year 10 Silver

Year 12 Gold

These two applications and the deposit should be in by Friday the 13th 2015.

New! Duke of Edinburgh at AGGS

From September we will be using an outside agency to provide the expedition part of the award. This means that all girls who want to, will be able to take part in the award depending on their year. Year 9 will participate in the Bronze Award, Year 10 the Silver Award and Year 12 the Gold Award.  There will be an information evening about this in the new term.  

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