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Duke of Edinburgh Award

My name is Paul and I am the DofE co-ordinator for Girlguiding Bedfordshire.

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award (DofE) is a voluntary, non-competitive programme of activities for anyone aged 14-24. Doing your DofE will give you the opportunity to experience new activities or develop existing skills.

There are three progressive levels of programmes which, successfully completed, lead to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Award. You will create your own DofE programme by choosing a Volunteering, Physical and Skills activity, going on an Expedition and, for your Gold award only, taking part in a residential activity.

The DofE programme is balanced and will develop you in mind, body and soul, in an environment of social interaction and team working. Award holders say that participation develops:

  • self-esteem

  • self-confidence

  • a sense of identity

  • independence of thought and mind

  • respect and understanding of people from different backgrounds, cultures and walks of life

  • a sense of responsibility

  • new talents

  • the ability to plan and use time effectively

  • the ability to lead and work as part of a team.

If you are interested in taking up the challenge or want to know more please contact  me for more details. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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