D of E Award

Many young people find achieving a DofE Award life-changing. It’s fun, adventure and a major challenge Three progressive Award levels (Bronze, Silver and Gold) and a wide range of activities offer endless possibilities to anyone aged 14 to 24. Millions of young people in the UK have already taken part in the world’s leading youth achievement award – pushing personal boundaries, gaining new skills and enhancing their CVs and university applications. And it fits in perfectly with our regular Scouting activities and awards! Time to get involved and go the extra mile?

2019 Qualifying Expeditions










Well done to our 2019 Silver and Gold Teams!

Gold 2019 DofE Gold Qualifying Expedition:
– 1 minibus
– 1 Land Rover
– 7 Explorer Scouts
– 4 long hot days
– 5 Dales (Bishopdale, Wensleydale, Swaledale, Ryedale, Wharfdale)
– 91km (57 miles) and 2912m (9554 feet) of ascent walked
– 2 injured knees
– 14 sore, sweaty, steaming feet
– 1 nail through boot
– several gallons of water
– thousands of midgies
– 2 supervisors
– 1 assessor
– 10 smiley, happy people.

2018 DofE Gold Qualifying Expedition

The eXu Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Gold team have completed their qualifying expedition. 4 days, 54.1 miles, 9921 feet (3024m) of ascent, highest point 2339 feet (713m) at 48.5 miles (Great Shunner Fell). Well done all!

2018 DofE Silver Qualifying Expedition

26-28 May 2018, 3 teams of eXu Explorer Scouts, 3 days, 3 different routes of approx. 55km, Bakewell – Beresford Dale – Shallow Grange – Hassop Station. Height climbed, approx 1600m. Well done everyone!

Photos here: http://www.20th.org.uk/envira/2018-silver-qualifying-expedition/

2018 Silver Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Practice Expedition

3 teams of eXu Explorer Scouts, 3 days, 3 different routes of approx. 55km, Calver-Birchover-Monyash-Eyam. Height climbed, approx 1500m.


2017-18 DofE programme

Following our successful launch event in September, twenty-one of our Explorer Scouts have begun their journey towards achieving their DofE Award with us this year, 6 Gold and 15 Silver 😀.

DofE Gold Qualifying Expedition

Well done to the nine Explorer Scouts who completed their Gold Qualifying Expedition

Start date: 21/08/2017, End date: 24/08/2017.

We travelled to the Yorkshire Dales for the acclimatisation Day on 20 August. The Explorer Scouts started their expedition near Studfold camp site, grid ref SE098732 and finished at Askrigg Church, grid ref SD947910. Distance covered: 55 miles (88 km) with 9455 feet (2882 metres) of ascent. They camped at Kettlewell, St. Joseph’s Wood (nr. Aysgarth Falls), and Keld.

Photos here: http://www.20th.org.uk/envira/dofe-gold-qualifying-expedition-2017/

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award: programme for 2017-18

We are pleased to announce the launch of our 2017-18 Duke of Edinburgh’s Award programme. Our 2016 cohort of 24 Explorer Scouts (15 Silver and 9 Gold) are progressing really well. We’d love to have similar numbers this year! To enrol for the Silver Award, you need to be aged 15 on or before 24 July 2018. To enrol for the Gold Award, you need to be aged 16 on or before 30 March 2018.

Please see this Flyer for more information.

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

DofE logo 20th Sheffield

In 2016, we launched the DofE Award at the 20th, enabling our Explorer Scouts to undertake the Silver and Gold Awards. We have 24 Explorer Scouts working towards their Awards: 9 for Gold and 15 for Silver.

After attending training sessions covering route planning, navigation, camp-craft and first aid, and undertaking a practice expedition, our Silver participants completed their Qualifying Expedition over the Spring Bank Holiday. They navigated a 50km route over 3 days and 2 nights in the White Peak, carrying all of their equipment.

WELL DONE to all three teams!

2017 DofE Silver Qualifying Expedition Photos

Tim, Chris and Jess

20th Sheffield’s DofE Leaders

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