The Duke of Edinburgh's Award

Girlguiding continues to offer members in the school year 9 or above till aged 25, the opportunity to complete their Duke of Edinburgh's Awards. For more information about the Duke of Edinburgh's Award please see 

There are three levels of programme you can do - the main differences between them are the minimum length of time they take to complete, how challenging they are and the minimum age you can start.

      ·         Bronze - for those aged 14+ (or aged 13 & in the school year they turn 14). Takes at least six months to complete.

·         Silver - for those aged 15+ (or aged 14 & in the school year they turn 15). Takes at least 6 months if you have completed Bronze or 12 months for direct entrants.

·         Gold - for those aged 16+. Takes at least 12 months if you have completed Silver or 18 months for direct entrants.

You must complete your award by your 25th Birthday

To complete a DofE Award, you must undertake a period of activity in each of the following sections: volunteering, physical, skills-development and an expedition. For the Gold level you will also need to take part in a residential event.

To register for DofE Award the form is availablehere


DofE Information/Drop in Sessions:

One or more members of the DofE team will be available to discuss DofE, get help with signing sections off etc. You do not need to stay for the whole session!

(more dates will be added soon)


DofE Expeditions

We are aiming to offer the following expeditions: Bronze Walking, Silver Walking, Silver Canoeing and Gold Walking (via Region)

Bronze Walking (£45 training & expedition fees):

Basic Expedition Training:    21 - 22 March 2020

Practice Expedition:     25 - 26 April 2020       

Qualifying Expedition:    6 - 7 June 2020     

Silver Walking (£65 expedition fees):

Navigation Training:    21 March 2020

Practice Expedition:       26 - 28 June 2020     

Qualifying Expedition:       14 - 16 August 2020  

Gold Walking (prices set when teams are organized):

Gold Expeditions in 2020 are available via Midland Region

You will need to attend the training weekend 15 - 18 April 2020 – details will be available on the Region website shortly


For any information about DofE, please contact the DofE Adviser on



DofE Dates

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