DofE Silver
Your DofE Silver Award!
Your Duke of Edinburgh's Silver award is the start of your journey through DofE. Your Silver Award is the equivalent of the Chief Scouts' Diamond Award, which you'll achieve too!

There are three levels to the award; Bronze, Silver and Gold.
Chief Scouts' Platinum Award
Each has slightly different requirements. This page has been written for the Silver Award. To see the requirements of the other awards, click here.

You'll have to complete four sections of the award; PhysicalSkillsExpeditionVolunteering. You can choose what you want to do within these four sections (see the matrix below).

Completing your award
So, you've signed up - well done! This page will walk you through how to complete your award.
  1. You'll receive a welcome email. You're provisionally enrolled.
  2. Pay your deposit to confirm your place. For silver, your deposit is £20.
    1. When you achieve your award, you'll receive this deposit back.
  3. Your group leader will email you to say hello and arrange to meet you with the rest of your group.
  4. When your group leader emails you, they'll send you lots of ideas for the PhysicalSkills, and Volunteering sections of your award. You must choose an activity in each.
  5. Attend your group's meeting. You'll sign into our online system (eDofE) for the first time.
  6. From then on, you'll get invites to your groups meeting. These meetings are designed to support you and check-up on your progress! Before you know it, you'll have your award!
    1. You have to upload evidence that you're working towards your award on to eDofE. Check out this guide to uploading evidence.
  7. When you achieve your award, you'll be refunded your deposit and you'll achieve both the Duke of Edinburgh's Silver Award and your Chief Scouts' Diamond Award! Good on you!
I have some questions!
Don't worry - we know it can be a complicated business this DofE stuff. Your group leader is on hand to help, or you can speak to any other group leader for support.
Physical Challenge
Skills Challenge
Expedition Challenge
Volunteering Challenge
Through the Physical section you should achieve a greater physical fitness through participation and improvement in physical activity over a period of time.  The Skills section is all about developing practical and social skills and personal interests. Take up a skill and develop it over a period of time. Achieving your Award is an adventure from beginning to end and this section can give you some of your most memorable experiences! Volunteering is all about making a difference to other people's lives. You'll have to time out to change things for the better can be great fun.
6 months 6 months  3 days; 2 nights  6 months
You should choose a sport in one of the following areas:
Physical Examples

You should choose a skill in one of the following areas:
Skills Examples

Your expedition will have a theme; plan it and then do it.
Expedition Challenge

You'll volunteer with an organisation, some ideas include:
Voluntary Examples
If you haven't completed your Bronze award, you must choose one of your PhysicalSkills or Volunteering sections to be 12 months long.