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To join the Duke of Edinburgh's Award the young person must be attached to a Group/Centre that has been recorded as having a D.of E. Registered Nominated Contact, Leader or Adult Helper. (A Helper may look after D.of E. for the Unit Leader ). As a long stop for younger leaders etc we do have a County Group registered.
The minimum age for enrolling with the Duke of Edinburgh's Award is 14 and all Awards must be completed by the 25th Birthday. Hence the latest date for direct Gold enrolment is normally the 23rd birthday. Where a group of young people wish to start the Bronze Award together it is possible to include young people just slightly below the age of 14, however no Award can be gained until the participant is 14½ years old.
Each new participant must complete an enrolment form and send it to the County Duke of Edinburgh's Award Adviser with the money required for a D.of E. Award Participation place/ membership Pack. (£12.00 for Bronze or Silver and £18.00 for Gold. As from 1st April 2011, these increase to £14 & £20 respectively)
The County Adviser will then enrol the participant in e-DofE, sending a confirmation e-mail directly to the participant and the Welcome Pack to the registered Leader/Helper, normally by post.
Any Record Books issued previously by other Counties or Operating Authorities should also be sent with the enrolment form. For previous e-dofe participation please send previous log in details and e-dofe ID Number. The County Adviser will then enter all the participants' details and any previous Awards as required.
If a young person has started an Award with another Group, County or Operating Authority and wishes to continue their Award with Devon Scouts or Girlguiding Devon.
If registered under e-dofe, Please see the Participant Group Transfer Section in the Index to the left.
· If using a Record Book or Keeping Track Booklet (not e-dofe registered), this should be removed from the Membership Pack/Welcome Pack and sent to the County Adviser with a completed Enrolment Form and any previous Record Books if possible. The Adviser will enter all details in DEAMS, stamp the book, and return it. If possible, it would be courteous to inform the previous Group Leader.
If a participant ceases to be active the Group Leader/Helper should inform the County Adviser in order that the Status Record can be changed from Active to Lapsed.
When all the Sections of an Award have been completed via e-DofE, please follow the on-screen instructions where possible referring to your Co-ordinator and also inform your County Award Adviser. To date we do not have actual experience in this process.
When an all the Sections of an Award have been fully completed and signed off line, the Record Book or Keeping Track booklet should be removed from the Membership Pack/Box and sent to the County Duke of Edinburgh's Award Adviser who will check and process the Award.
PLEASE DO NOT SIGN THE AWARD COMPLETION PAGE
For Bronze Awards: The County Award Adviser will print the Certificates and the County Adviser will sign and stamp the Record Book. The Record Book and metal badge will be sent to the Division/District Commissioner for presentation.
For Silver Awards; The County Award Adviser will print the Certificates and the County Adviser will sign and stamp the Record Book. The Record Book and metal badge will be sent to the Division/District Commissioner for presentation.
For fully completed Gold Awards, The County Adviser will check and where possible partly complete a GA6 form prior to sending it to the participant.
It is advised that these forms are completed with an experienced Leader in attendance as errors can cause major delays. Leader's signature to be added to the forms before they are returned to the County Adviser.
The completed GA6 forms and Gold Record Books together with any previous completed Silver Record Book are then sent off for approval by Special or Recorded Delivery. Scout Books are sent to The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Manager, Programme and Training Department at Gilwell Park. Girlguiding Books are sent to The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Manager at CHQ who will also require a completed Girlguiding Gold Form.
Gold Award Certificates are normally presented at a National Royal Presentation in London, but the Badge should be presented as soon as possible. This should be high profile presentation to reflect the importance of the individual's achievements.
The presentation of the Gold Badge is the responsibility of The County Commissioner, however many of the Award Holders will be living away from the County and in these circumstances, the County Award Adviser will make alternative arrangements as required. Following the badge presentation the date will be recorded.
Participants are also to be encouraged to also attend any presentations arranged by Local Award Committees, County Committees and Education Authorities. Leaders should liase to make this possible. ( Uniform is great publicity )
Scout Leaflet - Explore & More - Hard copies should also be available from the Resource Centre at Gilwell
Girlguiding Leaflet - Working Together - Limited numbers of Hard Copies should also be available from the DofE Manager at CHQ.
All materials required for the Operation and Publicity of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award ( DofE ) are available via the DofE Shop. Depending on your e-DofE status you may be able to order directly, if not ask your County DofE Adviser.
In addition many of the leaflets and other material are also available for free down load from http://www.dofe.org/go/downloads/
If these are required. You just have to look at
click on Leaders at the top
click on Resources & Downloads on the left hand side
then go down the page to find the Activity logs for the 3 sections
As this is not sumbiited beyond the Unit any piece of paper can also be used as an alternative.