Silver Award

  • The Silver DofE programme is open to Year 10. and you need to have undertaken your Bronze Award to participate.
  • A Silver DofE programme has 4 sections: Volunteering, Physical, Skills and Expedition. 
  • The Expedition section involves planning, training for and completing an expedition (A minimum of 3 days, 2 nights; 7 hours planned activity each day).
  • All expedition teams are supervised by an adult (the Expedition Supervisor) who is responsible for the safety of the team.
  • You must spend a minimum of six months on your volunteering section.
  • You should spend at least six months on one of the other sections (physical or Skill). The remaining section should be done for a minimum of six months.
  • Knowing how long you are going to do it for will help you to choose your activity and set your goals for each section.
  • It usually takes 6-18 months to complete your Silver Award.

Dates for 2024

April 2024 Navigation Training Day
Friday 21st June 2024 to Sunday 23rd June 2024 Practice Expedition
Friday 19th July 2024 to Sunday 21st July 2024 Qualifying Expedition