100 students completed their qualifying canoe and backpack expeditions 7-8 October. Canoe groups completed their adventure down the Medway canoe trail. Backpacking groups walked around the North Downs area near Reigate. We were especially impressed with the positive spirit and cheerful manner of many groups. Despite some navigation errors and a few groups being caught in the dark, the quality of overall planning was good and campcraft encouraging (sites were left with no trace of our visit: that’s the aim!). Well done and thanks to all the staff who made this big trip possible.