DofE helps Scouts to gain Chief Scout’s and Queen’s Scout Awards

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) is a programme of activities for 14-25 year olds. The programme is accessible to all young people regardless of their background or ability.

The Scout Association has been involved in delivering DofE programmes to young people along side its own since 1960 when the DofE was established.

The requirements for the Chief Scout’s Platinum and Diamond Awards, and the Queen’s Scout Award are linked to the Bronze, Silver and Gold DofE Awards, and the DofE programme should play an integral part in the Programme for those in the Explorer Scout and Scout Network Sections.

Training for Leaders

Scouting provides training courses for leaders interested in running the DofE scheme alongside the Scouting programme. The next opportunities are in November at Bromham Scout Activity Centre.

Saturday 17 November – Introduction to DofE (£10)

Sunday 18 November – Expedition Supervisor (£5)

DofE Training County Application Form – return the form to Rita Lewis at the County Scout Office at Bromham.

Anyone interested in attending should book as soon as possible as these courses are open to anyone from any organisation involved in DofE – not just Scouting in Bedford.

Opportunities abound in Snowdonia for outdoor adventure. Training from the DofE and Scout programmes enables young people and adults to enjoy themselves safely. (Photo: © 2011 Michael Carchrie Campbell)


Irish, formerly known as Michael, a student with The Open University, living in Dublin with his husband Andrew and their three cats. Also interested in first aid, heraldry, Scouting, and occasionally to be found at the organ or in a bell tower.

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