Duke of Edinburgh

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, a registered charity, is a voluntary, non-competitive programme of activities for anyone aged 14-25.

What is DofE?


The DofE’s a life-changing adventure you don’t want to miss. It’s about going the extra mile ­– learning new skills for work and life, getting fitter, making a difference and broadening your horizons. Millions of young people in the UK have already done their DofE. Now it’s your turn.

Levels and Sections


There are three separate Awards – Bronze, Silver and Gold with different minimum starting ages and periods of participation. At each level there are four Sections:


To encourage service to individuals and the community


To encourage the discovery and development of personal interests and social and practical skills


To encourage participation and improvement in physical activity


To encourage a spirit of adventure and discovery

There is an additional requirement at Gold level:


To broaden experience through involvement with others in a residential setting.

Want more information?

Visit the DofE website for more information

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How to register


To register for DofE with Hertfordshire Scouts as your Licensed Organisation please complete the form below:



More information regarding the Duke of Edinburgh Award can be found on the DofE website. Below are FAQs regarding your DofE through Hertfordshire Scouts. If you have any questions that aren't answered please contact the County DofE Advisor.