Begin your Duke of Edinburgh's adventure with the Bronze Award. For those aged 14 years old. However, if you are in Year 9 but are only 13 years old, you may be able to start a Bronze DofE programme if most of your friends are already 14. Sessions begin in autumn 2017.
Registering for the Bronze Award costs £95 and includes your welcome pack to get you started.
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.
- 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.
You can take part at venues across Essex:
- Braintree, Carousel Children's Centre
- Brentwood, Hermit Youth Centre
- Chelmsford, Chelmer Gate
- Chelmsford, Galleywood Youth Centre
- Colchester, Townhouse
- Hadleigh, King John School
- Harlow, Hare Street Youth Centre
- Loughton, Loughton Youth Centre
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