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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org