Explorer Belt – From Devon

Explorer Belt badgeHopefully you’ve already read all about the Explorer Belt Award (if not click on the link), and if you’re interested in taking part, the good news is that Devon already has a number of expeditions planned.

The key decision you need to make is WHEN suits you best to undertake the expedition, and how old you’ll be at that time. If you’ll be 16 or 17, then looks at the EXPLORER section below, if you’ll be over 18 (and under 25) the it’s the NETWORK section below.

Some of the teams need additional members (ideally an Explorer Belt team should be 4 or 5 members). If you’re interested in joining any of the teams, or for the Explorer teams there needs to be an ‘in country’ leadership team (2 adults) – send an email.

Explorers

2020

CANADA

Who: Amelia (E. Devon), John, Omar (Teignbridge), Luke (Plymouth)
When: July/August 2020
Planning to visit Ontario (as follow-up to WSJ)
Major project – TBC


 


FAROE ISLANDS

Who: Charlotte (Torbay), Edward, Oliver (Exeter)

When: July 2020


 

2021

DENMARK/SWEDEN

Who: Harry, Holly, Noah (Teignbridge), Lewis (W. Devon), Tilly (Tiverton)
When:  Easter 2021
Project: How the Vikings have affected the culture and landscape in Denmark and Sweden?
Plan: Fly Bristol – Copenhagen, trains Copenhagen to Roskilde (old capital of Denmark) & Malmo (Sweden)



ITALY

Who: Daisy (W. Devon), Megan (N. Devon) – NEEDS MORE MEMBERS
When: July/Aug 2021
Project: How the Arts have affected culture through time.
Plans: Visit 3 major cities in Northern Italy (Venice, Florence & Rome) with side trips to Vinci and others


 

NORWAY

Who: Miles, Samuel, Will & William (Torbay)
When: Summer 2021 or Spring 2022
Project: Survey of the leisure and recreational interests of young people and the facilities available to them in urban, sub-urban and rural areas.
Plan: Fly to Stavanger, use train to visit Bergen & Oslo. Fly back from Oslo


 

Network

2020

DENMARK

Who: Antony, Peter (Teignbridge), Matt (Southampton)
When: July/Aug 2020
Project: Why Denmark is ‘happiest’ place – exploring ‘hygge’
Plan: Return flights to Copenhagen, Travel from Copenhagen to Billund and return by bus/train.
Understanding ‘hygge’ through staying with Danish family
Understanding Danish healthcare system
Exploring crime rate and political systems


 

DENMARK

Who: Lauren, Megan (Plymouth) – NEEDS MORE MEMBERS (aiming for 4 or 5)
When: August 2020  (14 days)
Project: EXPLORING WHY DENMARK CONSTANTLY RANKS IN THE TOP 3 OF THE HAPPIEST COUNTRIES TO LIVE IN. DOES HYGGE HAVE SOMETHING TO DO WITH IT?
Plan: Return flights to Copenhagen, Travel from Copenhagen to Billund and return by bus/train.
Staying in various accommodation – Scout Houses, Hostels & Guest Houses.
Exploring Quality of life, Work/Life balance, Importance of friends & family, Relaxation, Eating socially.


 

ICELAND

Who: Louis, Matthew (Plymouth) – NEEDS MORE MEMBERS
When: 2020
Project: How Icelandic landscape and light hours affect living
Plan: To include – Experience midnight sun, Landscape causing increasing tourism, Ways of travel, Explore any Icelandic cultures as a result of landscape and conditions, Tectonic Plate, Farming and lifestyle, Population Density


 

ITALY

Who: Max (S. Hams) – NEEDS MORE MEMBERS
When: 2020 or 2021
Project: Local Food and Produce


 

LEICHTENSTEIN (and Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy!)

Who: Peter (E. Devon), Tom (Exeter), Bryn & Jess?
When: Aug 2020 (after Aug 7th)
Project: TBC but related to Food!


 

2021

NORWAY

Who: James & Will (Teignbridge) – NEEDS MORE MEMBERS
When: Summer 2021


 

NORWAY

Who: Laurie (Tiverton) + Nathanial, Michael, Jack?
When: Easter 2021


 

EASTERN EUROPE

Who: Milly & Oli (Teignbridge) – NEEDS MORE MEMBERS
When: ??