Duke of Edinburgh Awards
Impress potential employers and universities with an achievement they know and respect.
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 updates
If you have DofE participants in your units please keep supporting them by encouraging them to upload evidence onto DofE, keeping their activity logs up to date, and asking us for advice with regard to completing their sections in lockdown - lots of flexibility has been put in place. Becky has sent messages out to all participants on their DofE portal, so we are trying to maintain contact with all of them. We are disappointed that so many DofE events have had to be cancelled this season, but safety comes first, and we are following all the guidelines.
SAVE THE DATES
As you can appreciate, due to the additional workload on assessors etc that is going to hit in the next expedition season, we are having to book dates well in advance.
Gold canoeing expedition (with the potential for Silver if there is enough interest)
16th-18th February 2021: meet the team and key canoe skills training (this is a key requirement if you wish to do the expeditions via canoe)
5th-8th April 2021: Practice expedition
24th-28th July 2021: Assessed expedition.
If you think you are going to be interested in this, please do contact us