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Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

All Explorer Scouts and Network members in Greater London North are given the opportunity to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award as well as many other Scouting Awards.

This page outlines the basic information you need to choose the most appropriate awards for you, get started on them and who can help you through them.

The Chief Scout’s Platinum Award, the Chief Scout’s Diamond Award and the Queen’s Scout Award have similar requirements to the D of E Bronze, Silver and Gold awards (respectively).

If you would like to take part in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award or are ready to move on to the next stage, speak to your unit leader, District Explorer Scout Commissioner or contact the County DofE adviser, Colin Kirk (dofeadvisor@gln-scouts.org.uk).
Download a registration form: DofE-Enrolment-Form-2017
Once the forms have been completed by the Explorer/DofE Leader/Co-ordinator they must be submitted together with payment of £20 for Bronze & Silver or £27 at Gold (cheque made payable to GREATER LONDON NORTH SCOUT COUNTY).
The form and payment should be sent to the County DofE Administrator, Richard Cornell, at the following address:

Richard Cornell
GLN County DofE Administrator
53 Swan Way
Enfield
EN3 7HZ

Following receipt of the registration form and payment the applicant should be on the system within 48 hours or so.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze Award – 14+ years

A Bronze DofE programme has 4 sections, Volunteering, Physical, Skills and Expedition.
You need be at least 14 years old to start a Bronze programme and you must do a minimum of 3 months activity for each of the Volunteering, Physical and Skills sections, and plan, train for and do a 2 day (1 night) Expedition.

If you are organising an Expedition, you must download and complete the  GLN Expedition Notification Form and send it to the County DofE adviser, Colin Kirk (dofeadvisor[@]gln-scouts.org.uk).

You also have to spend an extra three months on one of the Volunteering, Physical or Skills sections. It’s your choice which one and, though you can change your mind later, you should decide which section you want to do for longer at the beginning. Knowing how long you’re going to do it for will help you to set your aims for the sections.

Volunteering Physical Skills Expedition
3 months 3 months 3 months Plan, train for and complete a 2 day, 1 night expedition
You must undertake a further three months in the Volunteering, Physical or Skills section.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Silver Award – 15+ years

The next step up from Bronze… you need to be at least 15 to start doing your Silver DofE programme.

A Silver DofE programme has 4 sections, Volunteering, Physical, Skills and Expedition. You need to do at least 6 months Volunteering and a minimum of 6 months on either Physical or Skills and 3 months on the other. It’s up to you which one you do for longer.

The Expedition section involves planning, training for and doing a 3 day (2 night) expedition.

If you are organising an Expedition, you must download and complete the GLN Expedition Notification Form and send it to the County DofE adviser, Colin Kirk (dofeadvisor[@]gln-scouts.org.uk).

If you start the Silver without doing Bronze first you’ll have to do an extra6 months volunteering or doing whichever of the Physical or Skills sections you have spent more time on. Though you can change your mind later, you should decide which section you want to do for longer at the beginning. Knowing how long you’re going to do it for will help you to set your aims for the sections.

Volunteering Physical Skills Expedition
6 months One section for 6 months and the other for 3 months Plan, train for and complete a 3 day, 2 night expedition
Direct entrants must undertake a further six months in the Volunteering or longer of the Physical or Skills sections.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award – 16+ years

Once you hit 16 you can do your Gold DofE programme.

You’ll spend 12 months on your Volunteering section. For Physical and Skills you must spend 12 months on one and six months on the other – you decide which way round you do it.

The big difference at Gold, is you’ll also do a Residential section – staying away from home for five days and four nights doing a shared activity with people you don’t know. It’s great fun and a real chance to do something different!

Don’t forget, if you are organising an Expedition, you must download and complete the GLN Expedition Notification Form and send it to the County DofE adviser, Colin Kirk (dofeadvisor[@]gln-scouts.org.uk).

If you’ve jumped straight into your Gold DofE programme you’ll need to do a further six months either volunteering or whichever one of your physical or skills activities you spent the most time on.

Volunteering Physical Skills Expedition Residential
12 months One section for 12 months and the other section for 6 months Plan, train for and complete a 4 day, 2 night expedition Undertake a shared activity in a residential setting away from home for 5 days and 4 nights
Direct entrants must undertake a further six months in the Volunteering or longer of the Physical or Skills sections.