A DofE programme is a real adventure from beginning to end.
It doesn't matter who you are or where you're from. You
just need to be aged between 14 and 24 and realise there's more to
life than sitting on a sofa watching life pass you
by. Scouting is a major provider of the Duke of Edinburgh's
Award Scheme. Getting involved here in Avon couldn't be
easier. You just need to be part of the Explorer Scout or Scout
Network Section and enrol to take part.
On these pages we will tell you all you need to know to get
started. We outline how to enrol, the different levels of the
award, how to do them and lots of other useful information to help
you along your way. Once you've found out the basics here, it's up
to you to get in involved.
If you take up the challenge, you'll find yourself helping
people or the community, getting fitter, developing skills, going
on an expedition and taking part in a residential activity (Gold
only). Your programme can be full of activities and projects
that get you buzzing, and along the way you'll pick up experiences,
friends and talents that will stay with you for the rest of your