By: Blonde One
Blonde Two and I have often talked about keeping the legacy of the love of Dartmoor going, encouraging our own children and encouraging other people’s children to continue to love and protect Dartmoor. Well recently our desires were realised as Little Miss Blonde and Numbers attended their training for the Hill and Moorland Leader scheme. Their love of Dartmoor was never in question but I did wonder how long they would be helping out with training our DofE and Ten Tors students. I didn’t need to question their commitment though. They couldn’t wait to attend the course after gaining their First Aid for the Outdoors qualification. Both of them were very humble in their attitude to their abilities and totally underestimated how good they have already become at walking, navigating and leading. The night before their HML training, they were both nervous: wondering if they were good enough, knew enough and could be considered ready for the training. At the end of the course, they both realised that worrying was unnecessary: they both passed with flying colours. It was a pleasure to see them come back full of satisfaction that they knew more than they thought they did. Both are now eagerly gathering their 20 quality days required between training and assessment and are chomping at the bit to get over the final hurdle.