The programmes take between one and four years to complete, and must be completed by the participant's 25th birthday. There are three progressive levels which, if successfully completed, lead to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh's Award.
The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is a youth awards programme founded in the United Kingdom in 1956 by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
With assistance from adult Leaders, participants select and set objectives in each of the following areas:
Volunteering. Physical. Skills. Expedition.
At Gold level, participants must do an additional Residential section, which involves staying and working away from home for five days, doing a shared activity.
DofE has been part of life at Welcome for over 30 years. Our current groups meet at the church on selected Thursday evenings from 7:30 - 9:00pm and occasionally on Saturdays for training and practice walks.
To achieve an award, participants must work on each section for a minimum period of time, and are monitored and assessed by someone with knowledge of the chosen activities.
WANT TO KNOW MORE?
For further details on the Awards and how to get involved, please get in touch with our leaders Roger and Mary, using the form below.
Roger Stevenson, leader
DofE fits well with our Christian aims of concern for the whole person; body, mind and spirit.