The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme

The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme (DofE) is a worldwide youth training scheme that is supported and utilised by many organisations including The Scout Association.

It 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)

Volunteering
Undertaking service to individuals or the community.

Physical
Improving in an area of sport, dance or fitness activities.

Skills
Developing practical and social skills and personal interests.

Expeditions
Planning, training for and completion of an adventurous journey in the UK or abroad.

Residential (gold award only)
Staying and working away from home during a shared activity.

How the scheme runs

This scheme runs in parallel to The Scout Associations own awards schemes, those being the Chief Scout Award and Queen Scout Award.

Please contact your Explorer\Network Leader for further details or contact the County DofE Advisor, Roy Smith, roy.smith@birminghamscouts.org.uk

Registration Forms