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

Caitlin Simmonds and Kheya Dodhia completed their Bronze DofE Award in November 2019.

Find out what that means
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Silver Award

Ellie Buxton completed her Silver DofE Award in November 2019.

Find out what that means
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Gold Award

Could you be one of our DofE Gold Award completers? Find out more below.

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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!

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Are you a county DofE adviser with a participant who has completed their Bronze or Silver DofE? Here's the form.

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Don't just take our word for it!

Read Beth's story about her experience of completing her Gold DofE Award.

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Please note that there is a new process that means county DofE advisers no longer need to fill out the completion form above. 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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