Duke Of Edinburgh Award
What is The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award?
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is a voluntary, non-competitive programme of practical, cultural and adventurous activities, designed to support the personal and social development of young people aged 14-25, regardless of gender, background or ability. It offers an individual challenge and encourages young people to undertake exciting, constructive, challenging and enjoyable activities in their free time.
It is a five-Section Programme with three progressive levels:
- Bronze (for those aged 14 and over)
- Silver (for those aged 15 and over) and
- Gold (for those aged 16 and over).
The sections involve:
- Service (helping other people in the local community)
- Expeditions (training for, planning and completing a journey on foot or horseback, by boat or cycle)
- Skills (covering almost any hobby, skill or interest)
- Physical Recreation (sport, dance and fitness)
- Residential Project (Gold Award only) (a purposeful enterprise with people not previously known to the participant)
DofE leader is Terry Shipp. email firstname.lastname@example.org
Swindon North Explorers DofE Group (closed group)
Guide to completing the Chief Scouts and D of E awards
DofE Enrolment Form 2017