Sixty four young women joined a training event in Chepstow to learn more about the D of E Award scheme or to progress on to a higher level of award. Participants for Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards met in Bulwark Community Centre to plan their expeditions for the coming season. Although organised as a Girlguiding Gwent event, participants joined from other guiding counties, where numbers were insufficient to provide a full team. Members of the Girls Brigade and their leaders were also welcomed. Additional trainings are already planned in the run up to the main expedition season, starting at Easter, to ensure all participants are competent and safe and all route cards are completed. We hope to be able to report on at least eleven successful expeditions in the autumn. Good luck girls!