DofE in Cambridgeshire
The DofE Award
Young people can start a DofE Award from:
- Year 9 - Bronze level
- Year 10- Silver level
- Aged 16+ Gold level
Young people are accepted at any level provided they meet the age requirements, they do not have to work their way through all the Award levels.
The award itself is built by the young people depending on their interests and activities. It is split into four sections for Bronze and Silver Level and five sections at Gold Level. Each section has equal merit and the whole award cannot be gained without completing all the sections. Young people must take part in a volunteering activity, a physical activity, a skill activity and an expedition. At Gold a Residential experience is also a requirement. Many activities that young people already do can be used to help them to gain their DofE Award, eg music lessons (skill), football club (physical) or helping out at Cubs (volunteering).
Cambridgeshire County Council monitors and guides young people in their choices and supports them along the way until they have fully completed their award.
Starting your DofE award
Recruitment takes place throughout the year with participants joining an expedition programme in the expedition season from end of March to end of October each year. If you would like to find out more send please email firstname.lastname@example.org.