Moray Open Award Centre

Moray Open Award Centre

Moray Open Award Centre (MOAC) meets each Tuesday between November and May to support participants. Meetings will be held each Tuesday at the Elgin Community Centre from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. For participants who cannot attend every meeting we will run a series of online sessions to mirror the training being carried out at the Community Centre.

MOAC is open to anyone wishing to do their Gold DofE Award in Moray but cannot access a group within a school or DofE centre. We also offer support for Bronze and Silver participants who find it difficult to complete an Award with their school centre. 

MOAC covers the whole award programme. The Gold Expedition training framework is comprehensive and a great deal of time and effort is focused enabling you undertake your expedition with confidence. There will be time allocated at each meeting to talk about the whole award and any specific sections you may need help with.

MOAC Programme

The table below gives a summary of MOAC dates and training topics for 2021/2022:

9 November 2021 - Introductions and Enrolment
16 November 2021 - eDofE and Section Activity
23 November 2021 - Navigation 1 and Team Development
30 November 2021 - Navigation 2
7 December 2021 - Expedition Aims and Conservation, including the Scottish Access Code, and Section Activity
18 January 2022 - Navigation 3
25 January 2022 - Teamwork
1 February 2022 - Expedition Planning
8 February 2022 - First Aid 1
15 February 2022 - Route Cards
22 February 2022 - Expedition Kit
1 March 2022 - First Aid 2
8 March 2022 - Camp Craft
15 March 2022 - Practical Navigational 1
22 March 2022 - Aims
29 March 2022 - Practical Navigation 2

Practice Day

We will also hold an expedition training day on a Weekend in April, when we will go outside for Practical sessions on Navigation, Camp Craft and Team work. We consider this to be an essential element of training for the Gold Expedition.

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