Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

ReigateGrammarpic3p1040326The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award supports over 240,000 young people every year, almost 50,000 of those in the South East Region. Their ethos is to enable all young people whatever their background to take part in their programme and succeed, regardless of any barriers.
Anyone aged between 14 and 24 can take part at one of three progressive levels, Bronze, Silver or Gold. From helping people or the community, getting fitter, developing skills, going on an expedition and more the programme provides young people with experiences, friendships and talents that will stay with them for life.

From March to September lots of young people trek across the Surrey Hills on their DofE Expeditions. We are aware that as the numbers of young people undertaking their DofE increases so will the numbers using these areas. We are working hard in partnership with The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and Surrey County Council to reduce the impact on the environment.

Click here to view our latest poster campaign FINALSurrey Hills Poster DofE

Get Involved

Adults can get involved too, we’re keen to know whether there is interest in the local community for people to become independent assessors. The role could involve meeting and greeting expedition groups and monitoring their progress, eg that sites are left litter free. The following website provides more information http://www.dofe.org/en/content/cms/leaders/training/eaas

Report an Issue

If for any reason you notice something good or bad about a Duke of Edinburgh expedition in your area please click here to use the feedback form and let the organisers know.

For further information on the Duke of Edinburgh Award in Surrey including information for parents and carers, guidance for young people and centre leaders click here