Duke of Edinburgh's Award

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With a structure similarly aligned to the Scout Association's Queen's Scout Award, the Duke of Edinburgh's Award is readily achievable by those attempting their Queen's Scout.

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is an international "leadership in action" program, available to all young people aged between fourteen and twenty-five. Being voluntary, flexible, non-competitive, balanced, progressive, challenging and most of all enjoyable, it provides an opportunity for young people to achieve personal excellence and build self-esteem, self-confidence,self-reliance, self-motivation and respect for others via their involvement in service, skill, physical recreation and expedition activities. Participants undertaking their "Gold Award" are also expected to complete a Residential Project.


Award Structure

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award comprises of 3 Levels, each demanding a different amount of effort and commitment. These are:

BRONZE - for those 14 and over

SILVER- for those 15 and over

GOLD - for those 16 and over

At the successful completion of each level, participants receive a certificate and badge that are recognised in over 70 countries around the world, as recognition for their efforts. For each of these levels, participants are required to undertake ONE activity in EACH of: SERVICE, SKILL, PHYSICAL RECREATION, EXPEDITIONS and RESIDENTIAL PROJECT (Gold Only). The Sections are designed to complement each other and provide a balanced program. The Duke of Edinburgh's Award does not set standards, but it should be a challenge to the given individual. The participant should be encouraged to set their own personal goals beyond the minimum requirement.

The following table honours the achievements of those 1st Deer Park Venturers who have attempted and achieved the Duke of Edinburgh's Award.

For those 14 and over

16 July 2001

31 October 2001

14 May 2003

Ambre Bennett

Kieran Matheson

Matthew Ewart

For those 15 and over

24 January 2003

24 February 2003

Kieran Matheson

Ambre Bennett

For those 16 and over


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