Duke of Edinburgh International Award

As you continue your planning for this new year remember that as part of your Scout program if you are over 14 you can also enrol in the Duke of Edinburgh International Award- at the bronze, silver and gold level? 

Scouts Qld is an Award Unit and while many youth may do this at school, for those Scouts unable to do so they can register through Scouts Qld.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Program is a youth awards program that was founded by HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh in 1956. It consists of three levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold. Youth members who have achieved any of the levels are entitled to wear the Award(s) they have attained on their right sleeve. Adult members who have attained the Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award are entitled to wear the gold cloth badge on their right sleeve.

At the world level, World Scouting and Duke of Edinburgh Award work closely together as they are linked to the same purpose and goals to provide non-formal education for young people to enable them to reach their full potential and find their passion in life, regardless of their location or circumstance. Like Scouts, the DoE Award is a fully inclusive program and has no social, political, or religious affiliations.

If you are aged between 14 and 24 you can work on one of three levels-Bronze, Silver, and Gold – each progressively more challenging. There are four sections at each level that cover Physical RecreationSkillsVoluntary ServiceAdventurous Journey and at the Gold level an additional  Gold Residential Project.  The program aligns closely with the Australian Scouting Achievement Pathways.  Achieving a DoE  Award recognises individual goal setting and self-improvement through persistence and achievement.

For more information please contact Branch Adviser, Ms Jo Brzozowski at ba.doe@scoutsqld.com.au

Youth Program Team