DofE: Going For Gold, via Silver and Bronze
The Duke of Edinburgh's Award (DofE) is a voluntary, non-competitive programme of activities for anyone aged 14-24. Doing the DofE gives young people the opportunity to experience new activities, and develop new or improve existing skills.
There are three progressive levels of programmes which, when successfully completed, lead to a bronze, silver or gold award.
Young people create their own DofE programme by choosing volunteering, physical and skills activities, going on an expedition and, for their gold only, taking part in a residential activity.
Within Scouting, this links directly to the Chief Scout’s Platinum, Diamond and Queen’s Scout awards.
Bucks Scouts Districts actively promote the Award scheme to their Explorer Scouts, here is a video of some of the current participants, giving a bit more insight.