Silver award leads youths to the Brac

Participants of the Duke Endinburgh’s Award programme travelled to Cayman Brac to complete their Adventurous Journey as a part of the requirements of the Silver Award on 4 March, 2011.

To participate in this journey they were required to attend training sessions in all aspects of carrying out an expedition, using maps, compass reading, route planning, first aid, and camp craft.

The Adventurous journey covered about 30 miles, which was hiked over three days and involved camping.

The purpose was to explore the caves along the Bluff, a list that includes Peter’s Cave, Rebecca’s Cave and Great Cave. Findings were documented in a photographic journal.

The group enjoyed travelling to the Sister Island and learned valuable lessons, particularly the importance of being prepared, the significance of team work and learning more about the people and topography of Cayman Brac.

The aim of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is to motivate young people to become involved in a balanced programme of voluntary self-development activities, according to the organisers of the award programme that has become recognised internationally used worldwide.

For more information, please contact Ms Katherine Jackson at 925-5921 or email [email protected]