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 www.dofe.org 

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:

Please see new FAQs added 7/7/2020  

Information regarding DofE 2020-21:
Introduction/Information sessions for those who want to know more about DofE - girls, parent, leaders

Wednesday 16 September 7.30-8.30pm - Introduction to DofE (come and find out more) - via zoom

Tuesday 29 September 7.30-8.30pm - Introduction to DofE (come and find out more) - via zoom

For those who have recently registered - getting started with your DofE

Friday 9 October 6pm-7pm - Starting your DofE (using eDofE, choosing your activities etc) - via zoom

Wednesday 14 October 6.30pm-7.30pm - Starting your DofE, choosing your activities etc) - via zoom

DofE progress support sessions - for those currently registered for DofE at any level (Bronze, Silver, Gold) to get support from DofE leaders (drop-in - you do not need to attend the whole session)

Wednesday 23 September 6.30-7.30pm

Thursday 29 October 7pm-8pm

Friday 27 November 6pm-7pm

Wednesday 27 January 2021 6.30-7.30pm

Tuesday 23 February 2021 7pm-8pm

Wednesday 24 March 2021 7pm-8pm

Thursday 29 April 2021 7pm-8pm

Wednesday 26 May 2021 6.30-7.30pm

Tuesday 29 June 2021 6.30-7.30pm

Expedition Training - for those planning to do their Bronze or Silver Expedition with Girlguiding Leicestershire in 2021 who have NOT completed the basic expedition training.

Sunday 1 November 4pm-5pm - Navigation 1

Sunday 8 November 4pm-5pm - Kit

Sunday 22 November 4pm-5pm - Country code, weather and fitness

Sunday 13 December 4pm-5pm - Expedition aims

Sunday 17 January 2021 4pm-5pm - Navigation 2

Sunday 24 January 2021 4pm-5pm - Food and Cooking

Sunday 31 January 2021 4pm-5pm - Dealing with Emergencies

Expedition Face to Face/Practical Sessions - for those planning to do their Bronze or Silver Expedition with Girlguiding Leicestershire in 2021

Saturday 6 February - Navigation Practical (Stanton under Bardon area) 10am-2.30pm

Sunday 7 February - Route planning (County office or via zoom) approx. 9.30am-4pm

Expedition Dates - for those planning to do their Bronze or Silver Expedition with Girlguiding Leicestershire in 2021.

Friday 5 - Sunday 7 March - Bronze qualifying expedition and Silver practice expedition - Friday evening by zoom, walking Saturday and Sunday, returning home to sleep. - in Leicestershire

Saturday 27-Monday 29 March - Silver qualifying expedition (start of the school Easter holidays) in Leicestershire - more details to follow.

 

 For any information about DofE, please contact the DofE Adviser on leicsdofe@gmail.com

 

DofE Dates

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