This year I decided to participate in the Silver Duke of Ed with my friends. We started planning our trip since September and met every Wednesday at lunch time. We were divided into different groups to work on the plan. As this was a new experience for me, I worked with the people who were in the Bronze Duke of Ed last year. I learned many skills for how to plan a outdoor trip from them, such as something that I would not think about. I had to have a detailed plan for the whole trip before we going to camp, that included the gear we had to bring with us, first aid information, the nearest hospital, food, transportation, as well as the final cost.