The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE)

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) is a voluntary, non-competitive programme of activities for anyone aged 14-24. Doing their DofE gives young people the opportunity to experience new activities or develop existing skills.

There are three progressive levels of programmes which, when successfully completed, lead to a bronze, silver or gold award. Young people create their own DofE programme by choosing volunteering, physical and skills activities, going on an expedition and, for their gold only, taking part in a residential activity.

Within Scouting, this links directly to the Chief Scout’s Platinum, Diamond and Queen’s Scout awards.

The DofE is delivered through a number of licensed providers, of which The Scout Association is one of the largest in the country.

To access The Scout Association Duke of Edinburgh’s Award related resources click here

For information on the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award click here

For information on Expeditions click here

If you’re looking to run a DofE expedition (such as explorer units), click here to notify us


To access your eDofE account click on the eDofE logo

To access the You Tube D of E channel containing promotional clips and videos demonstrating how to use edofe click here

To register for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award with Staffordshire County Scouts please use the enrolment form below. This form must be signed by the Unit or Network Leader responsible for D of E in your Unit or Network.

Click here for the enrolment page.

Gold Award Residential Approval

Before completing your residential for your Gold Award, you must have your plans approved by the County DofE Advisor.  Please complete the form below to start the approval process.

DofE Approval Form