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Lowland Training Course 2019. Booking required by 30th December 2018.

Lowland Expedition Leader, (LEL3) 2019 – Sports Leaders UK

Course instructors: Jan Waite; Mike Dunderdale

This is a training course for those leading or training young people for hikes and expeditions and is relevant to all sections from Beavers through to Network.  L.E.L. is a nationally recognised qualification moderated by the UK Sports Leaders.

The qualification covers what is recognised by The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award as Normal or Open ground so is suitable for Bronze and Silver level expeditions. The Scout Expedition Challenge Award is also covered. No previous experience is needed, as skills are covered at all levels.  This course is only open to members from Lincolnshire Scout County. Further details from Jan Waite at

Course Dates 201

Part 1:- 5th and 6th  January 2019 – 2 days, overnight at the Viking Centre, Claxby, Market Rasen.

Part 2: 3rd Feb 2019 - Horncastle Scout Hut.

Part 3:- 22nd to 24th February 2019 - Edale YHA, 2 days, 2 nights. Includes possibility of Terrain one training. This weekend can be booked separately from the rest of the course for leaders only requiring T1 training – cost £70, includes food on Saturday and Sunday.

Part 4:- 16th and 17th March 2019 – Rutland area, overnight expedition.

Part 5: 27th to 29th Sept 2019 - course assessment expedition, venue to be decided.

19th to 21st July 2019 – Not part of the LEL Course so open to all leaders, 2 nights in the Lake District, T1 and T2 training and assessment. Cost £40, not including food.


Cost of the 5 LEL training events is £230, which includes the registration fee to Sports Leaders, all accommodation, and all food apart from expedition food for overnight expedition in March, and the assessment expedition. A deposit of £100 is payable on booking a place*, with the remainder due on the first training weekend in January*.

T 1 and T2 weekend fees payable on booking a place*. Places on LEL course will need to be confirmed by 31st December 2018. The T1 and T2 places need to be booked 1 month before the course.

*Payment can be via cheque, made payable to the Lincolnshire County Scout Council, posted to the County Office, Room 15, Greetwell Place Managed    Workspace, 2 Lime Kiln Way, Lincoln. LN2 4US

  or via BACs 09-01-27, 91841993 reference LEL19

Funding towards the costs for activities training can be found at

Feedback on the 2018 course:

The course was planned over 4 weekends and was a well-balanced course which ensured all elements of the syllabus were covered, including both the practical and theoretical skills needed for a Lowland  Leader. As a person that had completed a number of walks and activities over the last few years, I was conscious of the course content. However, the course was well structured and ensured that both the ‘paperwork’ and theory were covered as well as the practical skills of walking with a group of young people on the hill.

This was the first of the courses where the content had changed slightly, so we were all learning as the course progressed, but both Jan and Mike made sure we covered all the content in a practical way. The way that they broke the course structure up into sections for each weekend seemed to work really well, with the theory and paperwork completed first and then the following weekends with the practical elements. This worked well and ensure the theory was covered in a suitable timely manner. They also made sure that the documentation that had to be completed, (DER pack), was planned in and done during the course and not left and not completed.

Jan and Mike’s enthusiasm and experience made the course engaging and more importantly really great fun and personally I got a huge amount out of the training, not only from the practical skills leant but also from learning from the experience of the other members of the group, which Jan and Mike actively encouraged. I have made some good friends which I am sure I will keep in contact with and I can’t wait to start putting my training to use with the Cubs, Scouts and Explorers in my area.

Thanks Jan and Mike for a great course…