The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) is a voluntary, non-competitive programme of activities for anyone aged 14 to 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, successfully completed, lead to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Award. Young people create their own DofE programme by choosing a Volunteering, Physical and Skills activity, going on an Expedition and, for their Gold only, taking part in a Residential activity.
The DofE programme is balanced and develops the whole person – mind, body and soul, in an environment of social interaction and team working. Award holders say that participation develops:
- a sense of identity
- independence of thought and action
- respect and understanding of people from different backgrounds, cultures and walks of life
- a sense of responsibility
- new talents
- the ability to plan and use time effectively
- the ability to lead and work as part of a team.
Full details can be found at www.dofe.org
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
All those aged between 14 and 24.
Within guiding, participants must be Guides or Senior Section members within the above age range.
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