Duke of Edinburgh
You may have heard of the DofE (Duke of Edinburgh) Award, but don't know what it is or
whether it's for you. Well, it's for everyone who likes a challenge. Their mission is simple
- 'to inspire, guide and support young people in their self-development, and recognise
To put it another way, they help you succeed. With the same sense of adventure that
drewyou to the Air Cadets in the first place, the DofE takes you through a programme of
activities that will leave you a more confident, motivated and capable person.
We're proud to be the DofE Award's largest participant.
There are three different groups you go on your Duke of Edinburgh camp with. Bronze (first years), Silver
(second years) and Gold (third and final years). In Duke of Edinburgh, you need to walk a certain amount
of kilometres per day, and camp for the night(s). The length of time varies depending on what group you
are. For example;
2 days and 1 night, at least 6 hours during the daytime, (at least 3 of which must be spent journeying)
3 days and 2 nights, at least 7 hours during the daytime (at least 3.5 of which must be spent
4 days and 3 nights, at least 8 hours during the daytime (at least 4 of which must be spent