DofE Bronze


The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) is an awards programme which gives young people the chance to make friends, have fun and build confidence in an empowering, exciting and non-competitive learning environment.

Key information

Some things to know about Bronze are:

  • It’s for ages 14+ or in a school year with a 14+ peer group.

  • It takes place over at least six months.

  • You choose one physical activity, one skill and one volunteering; opportunity to focus on: developing two of these for three months and one of these for six months.

  • You go on an expedition for two days (including an overnight stay) in standard country terrain.

  • Your achievements link directly to the Chief Scout’s Platinum Award.

  • All activities must be completed by your 25th birthday.

Key skills

The skills that you develop while completing DofE include:

  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Problem solving

Key contacts

To get started with DofE Bronze you can talk to:

  • Your Explorer Leader or District Explorer Scout Commissioner.
  • Your Assistant Regional Commissioner Explorers or Assistant County Commissioner Explorers.
  • Your Regional Advisor for DofE or County Advisor for DofE.

If there are any parts you are unsure of then you can contact the YL training team with any questions.