The Duke of Edinburgh's Award

DofE in the Vale of Aylesbury

All units in the Vale of Aylesbury District offer Duke of Edinburgh's Award (DofE) at Bronze, Silver or Gold Award level. DofE can be started at the age of 14 as you join Explorers.

Why do DofE with your Unit...

  • Cost of completion of Bronze is £24 for the registration (paid to Bucks Scouts) and £15 for the expedition (Paid later to Vale of Aylesbury District Scouts) and thats it, total of £39

  • Light touch by the leaders - we already know you can read a map and can navigate!

  • Support with your Volunteering Section when helping as a Young Leader within another section within scouting (Beavers, Cubs, Scouts)

  • Once you have completed your Bronze Award we can help you gain your Silver and Gold Awards

  • Leaders with loads of experience in supporting DofE participants and in running expeditions

  • Most of all you will be able to complete it with your Scouting friends

To register to take part please visit the Bucks Scouts Website

For questions about DofE in the Vale of Aylesbury Scout District please email dofe@vofadistrictscouts.org

More Information

The Adventure Begins

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Website

Looking to do Volunteering within Scouting? - Information on Young Leaders

Award Information

VofA DofE Leaflet.pdf
DofE Leaflet.pdf

Expedition Dates

Bronze - 16-17th October 2021 (tbc)

Silver - Practice Exped. 15-17th October 2021 (tbc) Qualifying exped. tbc

Gold - tbc

Bronze Award

It will usually take you at least 6 months to complete your Bronze programme

  • Volunteering section: 3 months*

  • Physical section: 3 months*

  • Skills section: 3 months*

  • Expedition section: 2 days/1 night

  • *You need to do one of these sections for 6 months

Silver Award

It will take you at least 6 months for Silver if you’ve already achieved your Bronze, or 12 months if you’ve jumped straight into Silver.

  • Volunteering section: 6 months

  • Physical and Skills sections: One section for 6 months and the other section for 3 months

  • Expedition section: 3 days/2 nights


Gold Award

For Gold, you’ll need to do your programme for at least 12 months if you’ve achieved your Silver Award, or 18 months if you’ve started at Gold level without doing your Silver.

  • Volunteering section: 12 months

  • Physical and Skills sections: One section for 12 months and the other section for 6 months

  • Expedition section: 4 days/3 nights

  • Residential section: Undertake a shared activity in a residential setting away from home for 5 days and 4 nights