Gold Award
  • Once you turn 16 you can start your Gold DofE programme. 

  • If you did a previous level, you can choose the same activity for Gold, but you need to show development in it.  It's best to try something new!

  • Your expedition will be for four days and three nights (plus an acclimatization day) and should take place in 'wild country'.

  • The big difference at Gold is you'll also do a Residential section - staying away from home for five days and four nights doing a shared activity with people you don't know.  It's great fun and a real chance to do something different!

  • It usually takes between 12-24 months to complete your Gold Award dependent on your organisation.