Bronze – for those aged 14+(13) yearsVolunteering section: 3 months Physical section: 3 months Skills section: 3 months Expedition section: 2 days/1 night You also have to do 3 more months in one of the Volunteering, Physical or Skills sections. If you are in Year 9 but are only 13 years old, you may be able to start a Bronze DofE programme if most of your friends are already 14 – Please get in touch.
Silver – for those aged 15+ yearsVolunteering section: 6 months Physical and Skills sections: One section for 6 months and the other section for 3 months Expedition section: 3 days/2 nights If you didn’t do Bronze, you must undertake a further 6 months in either the Volunteering or the longer of the Physical or Skills sections.
Gold – for those aged 16+ yearsVolunteering section: 12 months Physical and Skills sections: One section for 12 months and the other section for 6 months Expedition section: 4 days/3 nights Residential section: Undertake a shared activity in a residential setting away from home for 5 days and 4 nights. If you didn’t do Silver, you must undertake a further 6 months in either the Volunteering or the longer of the Physical or Skills sections.
The 5 Sections of the Award
Residential (Gold Only)
Why do DofE with us?
As the best provider of The Duke of Edinburgh Award in Burton Upon Trent and Surrounding Areas, you can partake in the knowledge that you will be under the supervision of well trained time served leaders who's aim is to help and promote achievement whilst ensuring the award criteria is correctly met
We provide The Duke of Edinburgh Award through scouting in Explorers and Network which means it is ran by volunteers rather than a profit making organisation who need to charge more to cover their costs and expenses. This means we are considerably better priced. We do it because we love it.
Questions & answers
The DofE gives you the chance to do something completely new and improve on things you’re already doing. It takes you out of your comfort zone and into a place where you’ll push yourself and have amazing new experiences. You’ll build confidence, resilience, skills for work and friendship groups. And you’ll have a brilliant time doing it.
If you are in Year 9 but are only 13 years old, you may be able to start a Bronze DofE programme if most of your friends are already 14 – Please et in touch with us.
Your child’s wellbeing and safety is a priority. We are a DofE Licensed Organisations (LOs), which run DofE programmes, and have sufficient policies and procedures in place and we ensure our Leaders and Expedition Supervisors and Assessors are trained to high standards. We also have the correct insurance – back up by the Scout Association.
Everyone receives a DofE Reward Card to get discounts on things like kit, and equipment expeditions don’t need to be expensive.
On top of that we offer a 10% off for friends and family at Go Outdoors above and beyond the DofE standard offering.
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