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
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.
- Platinum Award & DofE Bronze
- Diamond Award & DofE Silver
- Queen Scout Award & DofE Gold
- Explorer Belt training
o Any questions, please get in touch with Graham Drabble.