Duke of Edinburgh Award

Doing your DofE within BSO

Welcome to the BSO DofE site. Doing your DofE, will provide you with the opportunity to participate in an amazing adventure and have masses of fun as you take part in the DofE’s range of activities, all leading to the achievement of an Award that’s recognised by both universities and employers.

A DofE programme is an amazing adventure from start to finish. Anyone can take part, you only need to be aged between 14 and 24.


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


You can achieve your Award by completing a personal programme of activities in four sections (five if you wish to complete the Gold Award) – Volunteering, Physical, Skills, Expedition and in addition for the Gold Award, you need to complete a Residential.

During the activities you be helping other people or clubs in the community, improving your physically fitness levels, developing new skills, going on an expedition and taking part in a residential activity (Gold only).

Do you know what the best part is? The best part of the award is you can chose your own activities; there are a few basic rules, but all in all you can decide.

If you wish to have more information on the award you can visit the official site, or contact Tam Pearce (Germany), who is the Area DofE Advisor.

Waterloo Explorers, Belgium, on an expedition for their Chief Scout’s Diamond Award

BSO DofE International Award Launch Webinar