The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) is a voluntary, non-competitive program of activities for anyone aged 14-24. Doing their Duke of Edinburgh gives young people the opportunity to experience new activities or develop existing skills.
There are three progressive levels of programmes which, when successfully completed, lead to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Award. Young people create their own D of E programme by choosing Volunteering, Physical and Skills activities, going on an Expedition and, for their gold only, a Residential activity.
Within Scouting, this links directly to the Chief Scout’s Platinum, Diamond and King’s Scout Awards. As the Scout Awards and D of E are so closely aligned you might as well gain both awards together. Information on Top Awards can be found here.