The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is a challenge program of leisure time activities for young people between the ages of 14 and 25. It is operated and proclaimed worldwide. While it is not a Scouting award, it is one in which you are encouraged to achieve.
Scouts Canada signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Duke of Edinburgh Awards in 2010. This formalizes the cooperative relationship that has existed on an international level between the two organizations for many years.
All members of Scouting are entitled to a flat fee of $30 to register for the award. When you register for the award you will be registered for a specific level within the program (Bronze, Silver or Gold). That registration fee will cover you for as long as it takes to complete that level. Once your award has been approved and you make the decision to continue to the next level there will be a registration application and fee for the new level. There will no longer be a renewal fee.
A Scouter, working closely with the Court of Honour, Venturer Scout or Rover Scout executive, may assess, approve and present the Bronze Award once he/she has completed training from the local Duke of Edinburgh office.
Important components to be aware of:
- Duke of Edinburgh's Award Bronze level is for youth 14 and up.
- A number of the requirements must be completed over a certain period of time (i.e. Service - 15 hours over six months).
- A youth must be registered with the Duke of Edinburgh local office. This involves paying the $30 registration fee.
- Only those activities completed after registering with the Duke of Edinburgh's Award will be applicable to any level of the Award.
New – Online Record Book
Part of an International pilot project is to develop an online record book (ORB). 2013 is a trial year and they will be asking for pilots shortly.
For requirements and more information download the Award Summary of Conditions chart .