Mar 10, 2019

Duke of Edinburgh Awards

  • Crimson Education
  • Australia
Volunteering/Community Service/Social Entreprenuership Camp Skill Building

Description

The Award is a leading structured (non-formal education) youth development program, empowering all young Australians aged 14-24 to explore their full potential regardless of their location or circumstance. The Award is a fully inclusive program and has no social, political, or religious affiliations.

To earn an Award, each young person must learn a skill, improve their physical well being, volunteer in their community and experience a team adventure in a new environment. All participants are supported by a network of adult Award Leaders, Assessors, and Supervisors.

The key elements of our program are:

  • Three levels: Bronze, Silver, and Gold – each progressively more challenging.
  • Four Sections: Physical Recreation, Skill, Voluntary Service, Adventurous Journey plus Gold Residential Project (Gold Level only).
  • Achieving an Award recognises individual goal setting and self-improvement through persistence and achievement.
  • Time requirements:
    • Bronze – minimum 6 months
    • Silver – minimum 6 months if completed Bronze otherwise 12 months for direct entrants
    • Gold – minimum 12 months if completed Silver otherwise 18 months for direct entrants

For more information visit the official website here

Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Age Range

N/A

Competitiveness

1/5

Anyone can sign up

Participation Cost

3/5

Registration fee + additional costs that the activity categories may incur

Minimum Technical Skill Needed

2/5

Mainly participation and logging hours

Time Commitment

5/5

Hundred of hours over 6 months required for each consecutive grade of the award

Application Deadline

Year round

Application Process Includes

Register and participate in relevant activities

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