The Gold D of E Award starts when you are 16 years old. To complete the award you need to carry out four sections; Skill, volunteer, and physical. If you finish these three sections you will then be invited to complete the final section which is the expedition. You also need to plan and participate in a residential. More information on residential here.
- Skills involve learning a new skill such as chess, fishing, learning a musical instrument. A full list of possible activities is available here.
- Physical involves taking part in sport or dance. A full list of possible activities is available here.
- Volunteer involves getting involved in helping in the community. This could involve helping in a charity shop, maintaining local footpaths, helping with rainbows or beavers. It is important that you do not volunteer for a company where you would replace a worker. A full list of possible activities is available here.
The time you need to do in each section is shown below. If you have not already finished the Silver then you will have to undertake an extra six months in one of the sections.
The expedition for Gold is the final part of the award. A practise expedition takes place in the local area a few months before the real expedition takes place. We work with volunteers to put on Gold expeditions as this makes it cheaper for participants. We also run an open gold award so this means you may have to complete you expedition with people you may not know at first.
If you wish to take part in the Gold Award, you need to download and fill in this form dofe_enrolment_form_participant and send a cheque for £30 made payable to St Anne’s Church. Put your child’s name on the back of the cheque and Gold for the Award level they are taking part in.
Send the form and cheque to:
Duke of Edinburgh, Amplify Youth Group, St Anne’s Church, Prescot Road, Ormskirk, L39 4TG
Once we have your form and cheque we will put you on to the EDOFE system and will be in touch.
Any questions email Mike Price by filling in the form below.
To complete a section you need to upload evidence onto eDofE. This can be photographs and a document signed by your supervisor (this can be the keeping track book) to show that you have completed the sections.
We run an open Gold expedition each year, please check out the Gold expedition page amplifyyouth.co.uk/duke-of-edinburgh/open-dofe-information/