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Do The Award

 

Ever wanted to challenge yourself and change your world?

If you are 14 – 25 and interested in doing something that takes you beyond the everyday, then The Duke of Ed is for you!   

 

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THE DUKE OF ED AWARD:  WHAT IS IT?

The Award is a flexible, interesting and fun-packed program for all young people between the ages of 14 and 25 to participate in a number of activities over a set length of time. 

It is entirely voluntary and is structured so the Participants can design their own unique program centred around their interests and passions.

The Award is available to all young people aged between 14 and 25. 

There are three levels to The Duke of Ed:  Bronze/Silver/Gold

It's not easy, but it is worth the effort. 

Oh, and the great thing about The Award is that it allows you to piggy-back onto activities you're already doing, such as surf life saving, playing sport, playing in a band...

Or, you can start something you’ve always dreamed of doing but haven’t had the reason to begin.

 

WHAT'S IN IT FOR ME?

  • A great time
  • Life changing experiences
  • Fun with your mates and new ones
  • Travel and adventure
  • Connecting with people all over the world
  • Making a difference

 

DIFFERENT LEVELS: WHAT ARE THEY?

  • Bronze
  • Silver
  • Gold

Each takes a set length of time, becoming longer but more rewarding - you can check out the length of completion in The Details 

FOUR SECTIONS: WHAT ARE THEY?

There are 4 mandatory sections to The Award which you get to make your own personalised program around. 

For each Section, Participants get to choose and undertake an activity that fits in with the purpose of that Section, for the minimum amount of time specified for their chosen level. 

 

Physical Recreation

Break a sweat and improve your physical fitness.

This could be through a team sport, individual pursuit or simply getting out there and working up a sweat.

Skill

Unleash your talent and broaden your abilities.

Anything from refereeing, to DJing to learning a musical instrument, to jewellery making. The world is your oyster.

Service

Connect with your community and realise your passions.

Any area of interest in the community, such as youth work, the environment or charity work.

Adventurous Journey

Discover your sense of adventure and bond with your mates.

A journey into an unfamiliar environment with a group – bushwalking, canoeing, cycling – staying overnight and testing your resilience.

Residential Project

Broaden your horizons and open your eyes to the world.

In Australia or anywhere around the globe, limited only by your imagination. Live and work in a place of need – an orphanage, an environmental project, a village.

                                     

 

 

GETTING STARTED?

Visit our Get Started page to see how you can begin your own personal, amazing adventure!