967 Air Cadets

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The Award

Currently the Air Cadet Organisation 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.

Levels

You can do programmes at three levels, which when completed, lead to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

Sections

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 decided to do your DofE, then find out more info on getting started, choosing your activities and how to complete your DofE and achieve your Award!

If you’re still not sure, take a look at why other people think you should do it!

e-DofE

The Squadron now participates in e-DofE. Click here to learn more.

Nov 1

DofE Expedition – Cadet Report

Recently Cadets from 967 Squadron performed a Bronze DofE practice expedition in the area of Kirby Lonsdale to test their new navigation and camping skills. Cadet Dickinson and Cadet Corporal Shields pick up the story: Day 1 We set off from Kirby Lonsdale and headed towards the camp site (the Fishery). At first the weather…» Read More

May 14

Walk on the wild side!

  Cadets from 967 and 471 Squadrons enjoyed a day walk around Beacon Fell learning how to put their map reading skills into action. As part of their basic training all new Cadet study map reading and the walk allowed them to try out their skills in the real world for the first time.

Dec 7

Corps DofE Officer Presents Awards

Squadron Leader Helen Gerrish recently took time out to visit 967 Sqn and present 5 Cadets their Bronze DofE awards. Sqn Ldr Gerrish is not only the Wing DofE Officer but is also responsible for the DofE process and management for the whole ATC. Sqn Ldr Gerrish was delighted to be invited to the Squadron…» Read More

Nov 8

e-DofE

DofE Logo

Out with the old, in with the new! 967 Squadron are now managing the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) online. The eDofE is an interactive online system that helps young people manage their own DofE programme and helps the staff monitor their progress. All Cadets starting the DofE for the first time or moving on…» Read More