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Tracking Duke of Edinburgh Award Expeditions

Updated: Jun 22, 2023


A boy taking part in Duke of Edinburgh with a large backpack

In 1956 there was the birth of an Award that would go on to achieve goals far beyond its founder’s vision. HRH The Duke of Edinburgh first considered the idea of a national programme to support young people’s development in the autumn of 1954 at the request of his inspiring former headmaster, Kurt Hahn.


Starting in the first year with 7,000 participants, the Duke of Edinburgh Award now has over 490,000 young people from the age of 14 to 24 completing the four sections of the award: Volunteering, Physical, Skills and Expedition.


YB Tracking is the tracker provider to many of the participants within the Expedition section, allowing the assessment and safety of their journey. As it is described by DofE:


“For your Expedition section, you will need to plan, train for and complete an unaccompanied, self-reliant expedition with an agreed aim.”

This can be achieved in a variety of ways from on foot, cycling, wheelchair to kayaking and even horse riding.


Having a tried and trusted tracking solution means that participants can achieve these endeavours, and for organisers, teachers and parents knowing they can follow live the progress and check in for their safety.

The YB3 tracker is the perfect choice, as it allows two way communication with the participants and real time locations, coupled with the assessors being able to replay their route and decide if all the goals and criteria were met to give a pass.


The Expeditions have 3 levels Bronze, Silver and Gold.


YB Tracking make it easy with 3 prices for the 3 levels.


  • BRONZE – 2 DAYS OF TRACKING - £50 PER YB3 TRACKER

  • SILVER – 3 DAYS OF TRACKING - £75 PER YB3 TRACKER

  • GOLD – 4 DAYS OF TRACKING - £100 PER YB3 TRACKER


The prices listed above include shipping to/from your location, position reports every 15 minutes and the web-based and mobile mapping.


We typically arrange for the units to arrive with you a couple of days before the trek starts, and organise a pickup. All prices are subject to VAT.


For more information and a proposal please email support@ybtracking.com.

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