Duke of Edinburghs Award

Are you a Scout, Explorer Scout, Young Leader, a member of Scout Network or a Leader under 25 who likes Scouting but is looking for further challenge and a chance to learn some new skills? The Duke of Edinburgh's (DofE) Award gives you a chance to do all this, achieving personal goals and working as a team. There are three levels of awards: Bronze, Silver and Gold. Each has similar requirements, but a progressive level of skill and dedication.  As well as being a great adventure, many employers highly regard the award and can give you the edge when looking for work in the future - a very worthwhile attribute to have on your CV or UCAS personal statement.

You can find out more about Duke of Edinburgh's Awards here.

View the DofE flyer here


What some DofE participants said

"Doing DofE with Scouts means you're with people who really care about it." (Bronze participant, 2018)

"It's challenging, but really rewarding with an amazing sense of achievement at the end." (Silver participant, 2018)

"We already knew each other a bit but working as a team for our DofE expedition has really strengthened our friendship." (Gold participant, 2018)



How much does it cost?

Completing DofE through Scouts is excellent value, and we have access to very experienced leaders who can deliver a high-quality expedition experience at a reasonable price. Registering for the award costs £25 (Bronze and Silver) and £33 (Gold). (£2.00 has been added to cover admin costs)

The cost of completing elements of the award depends very much on the activities you choose. The other element to consider is the cost of the expeditions

For more information on expeditions, contact the District DofE Co-ordinator dofe@pandpscouts.org.uk


How do I register?

You should first speak to your Explorer/Scout Network Leader or the District DofE Coordinator. You will need to meet the age requirements for each level of the award:

Bronze: Year 9 or above
Silver: Year 10 or above
Gold: Age 16 or older

You must be under 25 to register and must be a member of an Explorer Scout Unit or the Scout Network within Petworth and Pulborough.

To enrol, complete the  DofE Enrolment Form and then email the form along with proof of payment to countyoffice@westsussexscouts.org.uk

Electronic Payment to:

CAF bank LTD West Sussex Scout Council

ACC No 00007195

Sort Code 40 - 52 – 40.

Ref: your surname followed by Bronze/Silver/Gold – please select the level you are applying for


How do I track my progress?

Once you are enrolled, you will be sent your eDofE login details. This is where you will keep track of your progress towards your award. You should keep eDofE up to date as much as possible as it is the definitive record of what you have achieved.

When you first log in to eDofE, you will be sent a Welcome Pack in the post which has more information.

Remember to get an assessor report for every section you complete. Your assessor can complete their report online at dofe.org/assessor (they will need your eDofE ID number).



You can complete a variety of different types of expeditions - walking is the most popular but it is also possible to complete sailing, canoe, horse riding and cycling expeditions. If your Explorer Unit/Scout Network is not arranging an expedition you will need to sign up for an expedition yourself. This can be through Scouting or with another provider.


How do the DofE Awards link to the top Scouting Awards?

The Chief Scout's Platinum Award, the Chief Scout's Diamond Award and the Queen's Scout Award have similar requirements to DofE awards and can be completed alongside them. You can complete any of these awards until your 25th birthday. You can find out more about what's required here.

Adults & Leaders

If you're an adult interested in supporting DofE in Petworth & Pulborough we'd love to hear from you. Contact dofe@pandpscouts.org.uk for more information. There are more details about the roles available with DofE here


Participants should talk to their Explorer Scout/Scout Network Leader in the first instance.

DofE Contacts



County DofE Adviser

Graham Reeves


District DofE Advisor

Adrian Colenutt





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