Currently the Royal Air Force Air Cadets is the single largest facilitator of young people entering into the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme.
A leading youth Charity, the DofE gives all young people the chance to develop skills for work and life, fulfil their potential and have a brighter future.
What is the DofE all about?
A DofE programme is a real adventure from beginning to end. It doesn’t matter who you are or where you’re from. You just need to be aged between 14 and 24 and realise there’s more to life than sitting on a sofa watching life pass you by.
You can do programmes at three levels, which when completed, lead to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.
You achieve your Award by completing a personal programme of activities in four sections (five if you’re going for Gold) – Volunteering, Physical, Skills, Expedition and for Gold, a Residential.
You’ll find yourself helping people or the community, getting fitter,developing skills, going on an expedition and taking part in a residential activity (Gold only).
The best bit is – you get to choose what you do!
Your programme can be full of activities and projects that get you buzzing, and along the way you’ll pick up experiences, friends and talents that will stay with you for the rest of your life.
If you need any further information, talk to one of our members of staff or, if you’re not sure you can do your DofE, get in touch and we’ll be able to help you!
If you’re still not sure, take a look at why other people think you should do it!
The Squadron now participates in e-DofE. Click here to learn more.