We are pleased to announce that we have launched an Explorer Unit specifically for the delivery of The Duke of Edinburghâ€™s Award Scheme and Scouts Top Awards.
The Tynemouth DofE Unit will support the delivery of all levels of DofE across the district to members aged 14-25 years old.
What is DofE
A life-changing experience. A fun time with friends. An opportunity to discover new interests and talents. A tool to develop essential skills for life and work. A recognised mark of achievement; respected by employers.
The DofE is many things to many people, supporting generations to successfully navigate adult life.
14-24 year-olds can do a DofE programme at one of three progressive levels which, when successfully completed, leads to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburghâ€™s Award.
There are four sections to complete at Bronze and Silver level and five at Gold. They involve helping the community/environment, becoming fitter, developing new skills, planning, training for and completing an expedition and, for Gold only, working with a team on a residential activity.
Any young person can do their DofE â€“ regardless of ability, gender, background or location. Achieving an Award isnâ€™t a competition or about being first. Itâ€™s all about setting personal challenges and pushing personal boundaries.
The journey continues
If you were a Beaver, Cub or Scout, you’ll already know that being a Scout is all about completing awards at every step of the journey.
As an Explorer, there are more chances to soar than ever before, as you’ll be introduced to a whole new range of Top Awards.
You can work towards as many awards as you like, at your own pace.
Are you ready? Let’s get stuck in.
The Chief Scoutâ€™s Platinum Award is the culmination of everything you do as a young person in Scouts. It’s a chance to celebrate your progress, and take stock of how far you’ve come.
The Chief Scout’s Diamond Award is the highest of the Chief Scout’s Awards.
The Queen’s Scout Award is the top achievement for Explorer Scouts and Scout Network members. Earning it is a huge achievement!
Want to find out more or get involved?