Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

The Scout Association is recognised as a National Operating Authority for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards (DofE). The DofE is a voluntary, non-competitive programme of activities for anyone ages 14-24, giving the opportunity to experience new activities and develop existing skills.
There are three progressive levels of award, Bronze, Silver and Gold, at 4th Heswall we can help candidates fulfil the following criteria.

Bronze: in year 9 or 10 – 3 months volunteer service

Silver: in year 10 or 11 – 6 months volunteer service

Gold: During Sixth Form – 12 months volunteer service and 5 days shared residential activity

At 4th Heswall we welcome anyone who wishes to fulfil the above criteria required to count toward the completion their DofE Bronze, Silver or Gold Award.

Volunteering: Helping out at our meetings with our Beavers, Cubs, or Sea Scouts. Taking part, assisting and organising activities, games, complete meetings or events are key skills and excellent opportunities.

Physical: Assisting our Leaders on day hikes or at the lake during the summer months, participants can take part in kayaking, sailing, paddle boarding and rescue drills.

Skill: Teaching, coaching and mentoring are all vital skills, whether it’s teaching a six year old Beaver to tie their shoe lace, or a 12 year old scout to handle a powerboat, Scouting is all about skills for life. Developing your skills, whether practical, social, or personal, Scouting at 4th Heswall covers it all.

Residential and Expedition: With careful planning, relevant experience and skill sets, DofE volunteers can plan, organise and lead expeditions with senior Scouts under the guidance of our leaders. For the Gold Residential former members can join us at summer camp which is usually the last week in July.

If you have enrolled for DofE, get in touch and we can facilitate your section objectives.

If you want to take part in DofE, get in touch and we can help guide you through the process.

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Nature and the outdoors are languages that can be learned. Once you identify a beech tree, tie a clove hitch or cook a simple meal over a fire that you’ve built yourself, you’ll never forget it.'
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls