The Duke of Edinburgh's Award

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award (DofE) is an internationally recognised challenge that young members can take part in through guiding!


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Bronze Award

Hannah Hoggan, Amy Martin, Rebecca Elizabeth Lash, Tabitha Gillard, Bryony King, Aliyah Wheatley and Mekavi Vijayanathan completed their Bronze DofE in March 2021. Well done!

Find out what that means
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Silver Award

Amy Hill completed her Silver DofE in 2021. Well done!

Find out what that means
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Gold Award

Hannah Morland and Emily Brown completed their Gold DofE in 2021. Well done!

Find out what that means
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What is it?

DofE is a programme of activities open to anyone aged 14 to 24. It's not about competition - it's about helping you develop as a whole person. There are three levels of the Award - Bronze, Silver and Gold - and for each level you need to undertake four sections: volunteering, physical, skills-development and an expedition. For the Gold level you also need to take part in a residential event.

This fits in closely with many other awards and qualifications available to Girlguiding members, particularly the Queen's Guide award, and so Girlguiding works with DofE so our members can complete the challenge as part of guiding.

Find out more on the Girlguiding website Find out more on the DofE website

Get involved

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Want to get involved? It all starts by clicking below! We've updated our enrolment form to reflect the current office closure.

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Don't just take our word for it!

Read stories from our members about their experiences of completing their DofE.

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Expedition tips

We've even got some top tips to keep you going during an expedition from Laura over on The Hive!

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Please note that there is a new process that means county DofE advisers no longer need to fill out a completion form. When you approve the award on eDofE, it is automatically sent to the region DofE adviser for verification who will then contact the region office.

There is a different process of completion for Gold DofE participants - contact the region DofE adviser if you're not sure!

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