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 DIAMOND CHALLENGE
This is a challenge from the D of E Award Scheme and is open to anyone of any age. Its aim is to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Award and raise money for the scheme. The D of E Website has full details and states “As part of the DofE’s Diamond Anniversary celebrations, we’re inviting everyone to take the DofE Diamond Challenge. The Challenge is inspired by the DofE Award, asking you to take on your own adventure, personal or skill challenge. Well, I have taken up the Challenge and on Saturday 18 March I am taking part in the Chase Walk. This is a 40-mile endurance walk on Cannock Chase. It has to be completed in a day and the team that I am part of are aiming for between 14 and 15 hours! I am asking for sponsorship and I have a ‘Just Giving’ page set up. The money raised will go back into the Duke of Edinburgh Award and at least 60% of what I raise will come back into the Award within Girlguiding. This would be a great boost for the Award and allow so many more girls within Girlguiding to have a go! Please sponsor me by following the link: http://www.justgiving.com/SuzanneChase2017 Thanks for all your support. Suzanne Budd, Duke of Edinburgh Award Adviser