Duke of Edinburgh

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.

The DofE is delivered through a number of licensed providers, of which The Scout Association is one of the largest in the country.

The minimum ages of entry are as follows:

  • Bronze 14 years
  • Silver 15 years
  • Gold 16 years

Duke of Edinburgh Enrolment form

GLMW Expedition Programme (Silver and Gold)

When we are able to operate on a fully face to face basis, each January we offer a fully organised and facilitative course, taking you from the basics of expedition skills to an adventurous journey of your own.

The programme includes:

  • Basic training.
  • Skills Refresher training.
  • Practice expeditions.
  • Qualified and facilitative supervision.
  • Skilled and experienced instruction.
  • Assessed Scout and DofE expedition.

Suitable for:

  • Platinum Award & DofE Bronze
  • Diamond Award & DofE Silver
  • Queen Scout Award & DofE Gold
  • Explorer Belt training

o Any questions, please get in touch with Diogene De Souza.

GLMW has a number of GPS trackers, suitable for use by expeditions in mountainous areas.  For more information and current usage costs please contact Graham Drabble.

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls