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.
Undertaking their DofE gives young people the opportunity to experience new activities or develop existing skills.
Within Scouting, this links directly to the chief scout’s platinum, diamond and Queen’s scout awards.
Humberside Scouts are proud to be a provider of the Duke of Edinburgh Award and we actively encourage our young people to partake in the award alongside the Chief Scouts Awards, that can effectively give them a 'two for one' offering.
You can download the application form from the bottom of this section, or if you have any questions, please get in touch with our Duke of Edinburgh Advisers who will be happy to help you in the planning, organising and assessment of your award.
Completed forms need to be returned to the address on the form.
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.
Activities for each DofE section take a minimum of one hour a week over a set period of time, so they can be fitted in around academic study, hobbies and social lives. Development and regular progress must be shown and all activities must be completed by the participant’s 25th birthday.
Bronze Duke of Edinburgh's Award
For those aged 14+ years
If you aren’t 14 yet but are in the school year in which your peer group turn fourteen, you may be able to start a Bronze DofE programme - check with your DofE Leader.
- Volunteering section: 3 months
- Physical section: 3 months
- Skills section: 3 months
- Expedition section: 2 days/1 night
- You also have to do 3 more months in one of the Volunteering, Physical or Skills sections.
Silver Duke of Edinburgh's Award
For those aged 15+ years
if you aren’t 15 yet, but are in the school year in which your peer group turn fifteen, you may be able to start a Silver DofE programme - check with your DofE Leader.
- Volunteering section: 6 months
- Physical and Skills sections: One section for 6 months and the other section for 3 months
- Expedition section: 3 days/2 nights
- If you didn't do Bronze, you must undertake a further 6 months in either the Volunteering or the longer of the Physical or Skills sections.
Gold Duke of Edinburgh's Award
For those aged 16+ years
- Volunteering section: 12 months
- Physical and Skills sections: One section for 12 months and the other section for 6 months
- Expedition section: 4 days/3 nights
- Residential section: Undertake a shared activity in a residential setting away from home for 5 days and 4 nights.
- If you didn't do Silver, you must undertake a further 6 months in either the Volunteering or the longer of the Physical or Skills sections.
Late summer opportunities for leaders to get involved in D of E
The dates for D of E training and how to get on the training for Scouters for later in the year are now available on the following link:
The training is free and gives a great insight into how they scheme links in with your programme.
In addition if any leaders and/or their sections would benefit from a face to face induction into the scheme, please contact Jo or Rachel on email@example.com
Why not give it a go and enhance your programme with this fantastic opportunity.