What is the D of E award?

Devised over fifty years ago, the scheme is designed to develop young people’s skills and self confidence in a testing but controlled environment. The award is largely planned, arranged and developed by the young person and the participants have to be organised and self motivated. By enrolling on the scheme you will certainly have fun but it is also a challenging commitment.

The scheme operates at three different levels, Bronze, Silver and Gold.

Want to take the challenge?

If you would like to undertake the Bronze, Silver or Gold award please speak to your Unit Leader before applying.

To register on the scheme download a registration form and return it, with the required payment, to the address on the form. You will receive a participant handbook and password information which will give you access to the D of E website to record your achievements:

Download DofE enrolment form 

Expedition Training

Annually we offer Bronze & Silver Expedition training and dates for Practice and Qualifying Expeditions. Gold training is provided by Girlguiding Midlands.

Help to run D of E


We have a team of supervisors and assessors to assist with expeditions. We also provide training for Leaders to become supervisors. If any Leaders would like to assist the D of E team please contact the County adviser:

D of E adviser - dofe@girlguidingderbyshire.org

Girlguiding UK is a Licenced Operator of the Duke of Edinburghs Award Scheme.

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