Duke of Edinburgh Award – Coronavirus Adjustments

Hope you are all well at this difficult and challenging time. 

We’re determined that young people shouldn’t miss out on doing their DofE because of the coronavirus outbreak – and we want to do everything we can to support you so your participants can keep doing theirs, at what we know is a really challenging time.

To help with this, we’re introducing some temporary changes to DofE programme requirements. Please see more detail on this below.

We hope working towards their Award will give young people vital focus, motivation and positivity during the lockdown – and that their capacity and enthusiasm for helping others through volunteering could be a huge force for good at a time when it’s needed most.

Temporary programme changes

Participants can now volunteer for family members, for example by mentoring or coaching younger siblings.

Participants can now change section activities more than once. Time spent on previous activities will still count towards completion.

DofE staff members may be able to act as Volunteering, Physical and Skills section Assessors, if required.

To protect the value and integrity of DofE Awards, other requirements will remain the same. However, we’re continuing to look for ways we can be flexible to support you and young people at this time, and will update you if we introduce any further temporary changes. The expedition section will be resumed when we know further information. 

Any further questions do not hesitate to contact me. 

Cheers Sam


Duke of Edinburgh 2015 Dates

Here are some dates you will need for 2015:

Bronze Duke Of Edinburgh

Provisional dates:

Saturday 7th- Sunday 8th March -Practice/Training weekend

Saturday 25th-Sunday 26th April- Qualifying Expedition

The Bronze D of E scheme is available to everyone in explorers, we ask for a total payment of £60 to cover your registration, D of E pack, use of equipment and campsite fees for both weekends. Please make cheques payable to Half Moon Explorers.

Silver Duke Of Edinburgh

Here are the proposed dates for training and the expedition itself; due to the alternative mode of transport we require extra dates to train you.

Saturday 28th February- Training
Saturday 21st March- Training
Saturday 18th –Sunday 19th April – Training

Saturday 2nd-Monday 4th May- Expedition

You can download this as a special cut-out-and-keep PDF right here.