Duke of Edinburgh Awards
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The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) is a voluntary, non-competitive programme of activities for anyone aged 14 to 24. Girlguiding has joined forces with DofE so you can complete this fantastic challenge as part of your guiding experience.
DofE fits in closely with many of the other awards and qualifications available to you through guiding, in particular the Queen’s Guide Award. There are three progressive levels of the award - Bronze, Silver and Gold - that vary in length and commitment.
For each level you need to undertake four sections; volunteering, physical, skills-development and an expedition. For the Gold level you will also need to take part in a residential event.
Duke of Edinburgh Award Training Weekend
Castle Mound Campsite, Fillongley
28/3/20 – 29/3/20
Girlguiding Warwickshire are running their annual training weekend for all Duke of Edinburgh participants, leaders and those interested in getting involved.
Participants – come along and get all the key training you need for your expedition as well as guidance and support for submitting appropriate evidence on eDofE to complete all sections of the award. Attendance for the whole weekend will count as your expedition training. You will be sleeping indoors on Saturday night and will have the chance to network, form potential expedition teams and have some social time together.
If you are thinking of doing your Duke of Edinburgh award with Girlguiding and want to find out more then come along. If you sign up for the award after the weekend we will count the weekend as your expedition training. You must be in year 9 or above at school to attend the weekend.
Leaders (Saturday only) – Saturday morning will include a dedicated training session just for leaders who have girls in their units taking part in the award. How can you prepare them for their expedition? What is an activity log? What evidence do they need? How do I use eDofE? In the afternoon you are welcome to stay and join in the hands on training the girls are receiving.
If you are thinking of offering DofE to your unit, if you want to know more about being an assessor or supervisor then book onto the course.
We are also on the lookout for experienced DofE leaders to support the sessions for the girls. Please get in touch if you are interested in helping to staff the event.
£35 for participants to cover fees, food, fuel and resources – payment information will be sent via email once place has been confirmed.
£10 for leaders attending the Saturday training (refundable upon attendance at the event) Payment information will be sent via email once place has been confirmed.