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Awards & Challenges

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is an internationally recognised challenge for young members

Impress potential employers and universities with an achievement they know and respect

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) is a voluntary, non-competitive programme of activities. It’s open to anyone aged 14 to 24 or aged 13 and in Year 9 of school. Girlguiding has joined forces with DofE so you can complete this fantastic challenge as part of your guiding experience.

DofE fits in closely with many of the other awards and qualifications available to you through guiding, in particular the Queen’s Guide Award. There are three progressive levels of the award – Bronze, Silver and Gold – that vary in length and commitment.

For each level you need to undertake four sections; volunteering, physical, skills-development and an expedition. For the Gold level you will also need to take part in a residential event.

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