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Participants – registering and getting started
How do I register to start my award? You can register in two ways:
Register online using PayPal or Debit / Credit Card
Paper registration: using Word or PDF form - please post to address on form.
  • The current costs are Bronze (£ 24), Silver (£ 24) or Gold (£ 31) until April 2020.
  • There is an option on the online form and paper form for anyone with financial hardship to get a free place.
  • Here is a link to our privacy policy referred to on the form.
What age can you start your DofE?
  • Bronze (14+) - (or in year 9 age range). You cannot start the Bronze award in Scouts and must be in/linking to Explorer Scouts.
  • Silver (15+) - (or in year 10 age range)
  • Gold (16+) - no activities can start before your 16th birthday.
  • Please note you can opt to start at Bronze, Silver or Gold level see levels, sections & requirements page for more information.
What do I need to do to complete my award using EDofE? Is there a list of activities and how long do I need to do it for? Who can be an assessor?
  • The assessor needs to be someone experienced in the activity and not related to you.
  • For the expedition section they need to be a DofE accredited Expedition Assessor.
What evidence do I need?
  • The minimum evidence is a report from your assessor.
  • You can add whatever additional evidence you like: photos, videos, certificates etc.
How can I get further advice and support?