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Duke of Edinburgh Award logoThe Duke of Edinburgh Award is an integral part of Scouting for those aged 14 to 25, and the Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards support a number of the requirements expected to complete the Chief Scout’s Platinum Award, Chief Scout’s Diamond Award, and the Queen’s Scout Award, with the aim of giving outstanding benefit to those members who complete both.

There are three Duke of Edinburgh Awards; Bronze, Silver and Gold, with a lower age limit for each award of 14, 15, and 16 respectively and the upper age limit for all awards of 25. There is the option to permit young people to start their Bronze Award three months before their 14th birthday if they are working with a group who are mainly 14 or over. Subject to the age requirements, participants may enter the Award at whatever level is best suited to them. If they progress through the Awards, some reduction in time requirements are given for higher Awards.
Each of the D of E Awards is divided into four sections; Volunteering (Service), Physical, Skills, and Expedition. For the Gold Award there is an additional section – Residential.

Entry into the Award is by the purchase of a Welcome Pack from the County Adviser via the Explorer Scout Leader or Scout Network Leader. The date of enrolment is the starting point of any Award, therefore it is important to enrol members before starting similar Scout activities. Also note that any badges gained or activities achieved before enrolling into the DofE programme will not count.

Explorer Scouts in a Young Leaders Unit and Section Leaders in the age range would be able to count their Scouting service toward the Volunteering section of a Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Andy Miles is the County DofE Advisor.  For more information contact the County Office.

 

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Dofe Enrolment Form April 2017

 

 

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eDofE Bitesize Guide for Participants

 

 

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eDofE Bitesize Guide for Leaders

 

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eDofE Bitesize Guide for Assessors