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YET Discover 04/22

Our regular round-up of curated links from around the web

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Mountain Training launches new Camping Leader qualification

The Camping Leader qualification is designed for the many thousands of volunteers, teachers and support staff who are involved in supervising groups at campsites but are not involved in running their daytime activities and do not intend to pursue a walking qualification. It is ideal for those involved with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, the…
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Tony Land 1938-2021

Tony Land, a founding member of the Young Explorers’ Trust, passed away just before Christmas.

Gov advice on school trips and planning adventures abroad

This is the time of year when many working with young people begin to consider possible adventurous activities and prolonged ventures both in the UK and abroad. This has been virtually impossible in the last two years with the prevalence of Covid-19 but there appears to be a greater readiness to undertake such activities again…
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YET AGM 2021

This year’s YET Annual General Meeting will be held virtually on Tuesday 12 October at 10:00 BST. The Trust invites members to register by e-mailing Roger Miller, company secretary. Please take a moment to read the , as well as the . Also available is the .

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David Williams receives 2021 Stephenson Award

David Williams has been given the Stephenson Award for 2021 in recognition of his role in supporting expeditions and exploration for many years. As a keen scout his first overseas expedition was to Kenya as a young member of the 1990 Yorkshire Scouts’ Kenya Expedition. This expedition gave him the opportunity to take part in…
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21st YET Forum

The 21st YET Forum took place virtually on Sunday 28 March. Watch again The event is free to view but we’d be grateful if you’d consider making a small donation to the YET via the Charities Aid Foundation (search for “Young Explorers’ Trust). Links A few resources were mentioned during the talk: YET Grant Awards…
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What is the future for the Gap Year?

Five ways the Covid-19 pandemic has changed the Gap Year experience Guest post by James Catterall James Catterall has over 20 years travel industry experience. His passion for travel began at an early age during a school trip to India and he has travelled extensively since then. He joined Gapforce in 2009 and has held…
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Shane Winser receives Stephenson Lifetime Award

Shane Winser has been given the Stephenson Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of her role in supporting expeditions and exploration since 1980 when the Royal Geographical Society and the Young Explorers’ Trust set up the Expedition Advisory Centre to act as a central information body and to advise any group or individual organizing an expedition…
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A photo of Sulitjelma in Norway

Arctic Norway – 50 years on

The present Covid-19 situation has been particularly difficult for the younger generation in so many ways and there is great disappointment for many youngsters who have planned to be members of an expedition abroad. 50 years ago an expedition from Shirebrook Comprehensive and Armthorpe School took 32 youngsters and 10 staff to Arctic Norway. During…
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