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Exercise, Group Building Activity

Outdoor expedition "Going OUT for getting IN"

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This expedition aimed at providing personal and group experience in order to explore inner and outer dynamics, deal with personal challenges and work in a group of peer learners. Expedition lasted for 10 hours and took place in rural surroundings.

Aims of the tool

1. To provide experience of individual and group journey in rural area by using variety of transports;
2. To provide opportunity to explore personal challenges and deal with them throughout the expedition
3. To link environment with various topics emerging from it (e.g. use of abandoned building, the role of religion; the interaction among humans and nature, etc. )

Description of the tool

This expedition was prepared and implemented by using Actionbound application.
During the preparation each spot of the expedition was visited, facilitators took the coordinated and photos and later on created Actionbound on www.actionbound.com website.
It can be found at https://actionbound.com/bound/expedition1

PREPARATION PHASE
Participants got the following tasks:
- Download and test Actionbound app
- Agree with the group what resources you might need during the expedition
- Agree how do you ensure safety and what do you need to take for providing the first aid
- Think individual about your personal goal or challenge to deal with
EXPEDITION on the MOVE
Group started with short a hike, then they met local people, who showed how to prepare a horse for the ride. Then all the group went by horse carriage to the local shop. The next task was to agree what food is needed for making lunch and managing it with a limited budget.
Afterwards group went through variety of spots in the forest and local villages. Part of the journey was in silence, other parts were asking people to hold a thematic discussion on the way.
After 5 hours group reached the place for making lunch and later on continued the trip by boats through several islands in the lake and finally returned back to the venue.

REFLECTION PHASE
Reflect about your own experience, feelings and dynamic:
- Focus on your own circle of influence
- Identify your emotional Up’s and Down’s
- Reflect on your personal Achievements and challenges accomplished.

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Tool overview

Outdoor expedition "Going OUT for getting IN"

http://toolbox.salto-youth.net/1859

This tool is for

Up to 15 people, youth workers

and addresses

Social Inclusion, Group Dynamics, Personal Development, Youth Participation

It is recommended for use in:

Training and Networking

Materials needed:

Few smartphones or tablet computers, first aid kit, some money for food, boats, safety vests, raincoats, basic grilling equipment, cutlery.

Duration:

Preparation – 10 hours
Expedition – 10 hours
Reflection – 2,5 hours.

Behind the tool

The tool was created by

Laimonas Ragauskas

in the context of

Training Course "EXPEDITION" – Designing adventures in rural environments for Youth

The tool has been experimented in

Training Course "EXPEDITION" – Designing adventures in rural environments for Youth

The tool was published to the Toolbox by

Laimonas Ragauskas (on 19 July 2016)

and last modified

14 June 2016

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