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Duke of Edinburgh's Bronze Award

Begin your Duke of Edinburgh's adventure with the Bronze Award. You can take part if you're at least 14 years old. Sessions begin in autumn 2017.

Registering for the Bronze Award costs £95 and includes your welcome pack to get you started.

What's involved

Volunteer in the community: 3 or 6 months

You'll volunteer about 1 hour a week doing something to help your community. For example, you could help out a charity shop, animal rescue centre or be a marshal at your local parkrun.

Do a physical activity: 3 or 6 months

Time to get physical! You'll start a new sport or progress in your existing sport or activity for an average of 1 hour a week. Set yourself a goal and go for it.

Develop a skill: 3 or 6 months

Discover a hidden talent and a new passion. You could learn how to code a website from scratch or make pottery. It takes 1 hour a week to develop a new skill or improve an existing one.

You have to complete a further 3 months in the volunteering, physical or skills section. You can decide which one to do for 6 months.

Hiking expedition: 2 days /1 night

As part of a team, you’ll plan and complete fun and challenging expeditions. You'll navigate and hike in the countryside, camp under the stars, cook in the outdoors and be self-sufficient. The practice and qualifying expeditions take place in the spring and summer.

Costs

  • Registration (includes your welcome pack): £95
  • Training day: indicative cost £15
  • Practice expedition: indicative cost £60
  • Qualifying expedition: indicative cost £70

Costs can vary at the time of booking due to the mode of transport, staff numbers and campsite costs.

Locations

You can take part at venues across Essex:

Get in touch

If you need more information, email youth.work@essex.gov.uk