Over the years, the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme has introduced annual challenges which earn a pin on completion. These have included the Duke of Edinburgh Diamond Challenge in 2016 and the Do It 4 Youth Challenge in 2021. Units across the County have taken part and earned their special pin.
Duke of Edinburgh Awards (Bronze Award, Silver award, Gold award)
Want to try new things, make a difference and have exciting adventures? Then DofE Bronze is the award to complete. It’s open to Guides aged 13 and in the academic year they turn 14, Rangers, Young Leaders and adult members aged 18 -25.
Completing DofE Bronze develops skills, confidence and gives members an edge over others when applying for college, university or jobs. It develops communication, leadership and teamwork skills as well making a difference to other people’s lives and in local communities. Participants go on an exciting expedition and make memories to last a lifetime.
What does it entail?
DofE Bronze is split into four sections:
Volunteering section: 3 months
Physical section: 3 months
Skills section: 3 months
Expedition section: 2 days/1 night
As well, participants will spend an extra three months on one of the Volunteering, Physical or Skills sections of their choice. This challenge is chosen at the beginning of the award as knowing how long the challenge will be will help in choosing your activity and in setting goals for each section. It is possible to change this choice after the award is started. After the Bronze Award, there is a Silver, and a Gold Award. When a Gold Award is completed, a Gold Award brooch & certificate is presented at a very special event.
For more information and support, please contact our D of E Advisor.