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Duke of Edinburgh's Award

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award (DofE) is a voluntary, non-competitive programme of activities for anyone aged 14-24. Doing their DofE gives young people the opportunity to experience new activities or develop existing skills.

There are three progressive levels of programmes which, when successfully completed, lead to a bronze, silver or gold award. Young people create their own DofE programme by choosing volunteering, physical and skills activities, going on an expedition and, for their gold only, taking part in a residential activity.

Within Scouting, this links directly to the chief scout’s platinum, diamond and Queen’s scout awards, click here to see how - why not get two awards for the effort of completing one.

The DofE programme...

The DofE is open to young people aged 14-24 and is available at three levels:

  • Bronze: for those aged 14 and over
  • Silver: for those aged 15 and over
  • Gold: for those aged 16 and over

The programme consists of participation in activities within four or five sections (residential only available at gold level).

Interested in doing your DofE? Do you have a DofE related question?

Don't hesitate to contact James Walker our District DofE Advisor on dofe@sleaforddistrictscouts.org.uk - he'll be more than happy to help.

Useful DofE Links...