The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme (commonly DofE), is a programme of activities that can be undertaken by anyone aged 14 to 24, regardless of personal ability. DofE programmes can on average take anywhere between 1 year and 3-4 years to complete, depending upon the route taken, and around 275,000 participants are taking part in their DofE Programme at any time in the UK.
A DofE programme is a real adventure from beginning to end. It doesn’t matter who you are or where you’re from. You just need to be aged between 14 and 24 and realise there’s more to life than sitting on a sofa watching life pass you by.

Expeditions are a key part of your Duke of Edinburgh's Award
You can do programmes at three levels, BronzeSilver orGold, which lead to a Duke of Edinburgh's Award.
You achieve an Award by completing a personal programme of activities in four sections (five if you're going for Gold).
You'll find yourself helping people or the community, getting fitter,developing skills, going on an expedition and taking part in a residential activity (Gold only).
But here's the best bit - you get to choose what you do!
Your programme can be full of activities and projects that get you buzzing. And along the way you’ll pick up experiences, friends and talents that will stay with you for the rest of your life.
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D of E — 55 years old and still brilliant

229 Cadets in the New Forest

More than anything, doing your DofE should be FUN!!!