Duke of Edinburgh Award

What's It All About?

DofE Expedition GroupDoing a DofE programme is a real adventure from beginning to end. You just need to be aged between 14 and 24 and want to do something different, adventurous - and fun!

You can do programmes at three levels which, when you've successfully completed them, lead to Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh's Award. You choose what you are going to do, so your programme can be full of activities and projects that get you buzzing. Along the way you'll pick up experiences, friends and talents that will stay with you for the rest of your life.

Better still, having a Duke of Edinburgh's Award has been shown to make people stand out from the crowd when it comes to job and university interviews! It gives you something to put on your CV, lots to talk about at an interview and it also shows that you've developed lots of the skills the interviewers are looking for.

Choose The Level That's Right For You

Depending on your age, you can start at any level - but most people prefer to try for Bronze (14 years old) before trying Silver (15 years old) or Gold (16 years old).

You keep track of your progress online, using eDofE. It's easy to record your goals, show your progress and upload pictures etc. to show what you've done. During your programme you'll do each activity for at least an average of an hour per week over this time. You have until your 25th birthday to complete any programme and achieve an Award.


It's Up To You!

Whatever level you're doing you'll create your own programme with the help of your DofE Leader. Choose one activity for each section (Volunteering. Physical, Skills. Expedition and Residential (Gold only) - it's up to you what you do, so you can choose something that you're really in to or keen to have a go at. It's all about setting yourelf a challenge and feeling great when you achieve it!

Getting Started

Take the first step of your adventure today and find out how to start your DoE journey:

1. Find a DofE Group 1st Newport Pagnell Boys' Brigade - we welcome everyone from our local community. Contact David Wright
2. Choose your level  
3. Choose your activities  
4. Do the activities  
5. Achieve your Award