Duke of Edinburgh Award
The Duke of Edinburgh award is a challenging programme of activities which will help you learn new skills, help others, experience adventure and give a great sense of achievement. What’s more, many organisations, such as employers and universities love it and what it says about you as person.
The DofE is a four-Section programme with three levels:
- Bronze (for aged 14 and over)
- Silver (for aged 15 and over) and
- Gold (for aged 16 and over).
For each level you have 4 sections to complete:
- Residential (Gold Award only)
It would usually take you between 6-12 months to complete a Bronze Award; 12-18 months for a Silver Award and 18-24 months for a Gold Award. It may take less time to complete the Silver or Gold Award if you have completed the preceding award. All awards must be completed by your 25th birthday.
||All the secondary schools run the DofE Award (except Glan-y-Môr, but plans are in progress presently).
||Contact Alison Owen-Yeates for more information
|Coleg Sir Gâr
|Explorer Scout Units (ESU)
||Ammanford: Twrch Trwyth
||Llanelli: Scarlet Dragons
||Dean Morgan, Ben Clarke
||Burry Port: Kymer Kites
||Llandovery: Black Ox
The contact for all Explorer Scout Units is AOwen-Yeates@carmarthenshire.gov.uk.
There are 2 Open Award groups for people who do not wish to do the DofE Award via school/college or are in work or unemployed:
All is not lost! Remember you have until your 25th birthday to complete your DofE.
If you have you lost touch with your group/school or if you have lost your DofE record book, contact Alison Owen-Yeates on AOwen-Yeates@carmarthenshire.gov.uk.