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DOE Silver Award 2017-05-19T03:18:35+00:00

Silver Award Information

The Silver Award is the second level of the program and has been designed to be the build on the skill and character building initiated in the bronze level.  Participants must be at least 15 years of age to begin and it takes a minimum of 12 months to complete.  See Summary of Conditions for details.

The committed young people who achieve the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award will have distinguished themselves as individuals of competence, commitment, and character.

In addition to the personal development that is the fundamental objective of the award, achieving any of the three levels, and especially completing the entire program, is a widely-respected means of setting oneself apart from the crowd.  The Award is the most recognized youth award on the planet and those who achieve their levels can be proud to include it on resumes and applications.

Our Services

IteratED is committed to assisting students in their pursuit of the Duke of Edinburgh Award.  Although most of the requirements can be met with a student’s own initiative, there may be some activities that require the assistance of an adult with specialized knowledge or training. (e.g. pilot’s training, international travel for Gold level residency, and/or the Adventurous Journey.)

Our team of skilled educators and specialists are here to help make the Award fun, memorable, and safe.  We work with students to determine what their ideal experience would be and then we work together to make it happen, whether it be a group trek to Everest Base camp as a Gold level Adventurous Journey, learning the skill of cooking, or training for a triathlon for the Physical Recreation requirement.

In short, we are here to help participants get the very most out of their pursuit of the Award with regular check-ins, sign-offs, planning and logistics, supervision, and encouragement.  The spirit of the award is very much about being self-motivated and our students will earn every level that they complete.   Solo or as a group, we can accommodate individual and group interests.

As affiliates of the Award provide the following support free of financial obligation:

  • information about the Award and facilitation of registration.
  • contact point for sign off of requirements.
  • social events and periodic Award specific workshops that connect the DOE community.
  • Monthly drop-in sessions for Award-related business. (See Calendar for dates)

Participants requiring additional mentorship and/or program facilitation can contract our faculty to:

  • provide Award specific workshops. (i.e. map and compass, first aid, backcountry ethics, etc.)
  • plan and guide Adventurous Journey component.
  • supervise and mentor specific components of the award that require specialist assistance. (e.g. physical recreation – skiing, skill – canoeing, and service – fundraising event planning.)

Additional Information from the Duke of Edinburgh Website

There is a registration fee of $30 at each level of The Award (Bronze, Silver, Gold). Participants must pay the registration fee prior to starting their Award and before progressing to the next level. These registration fees are made payable to the Division where the participant is registered.
For each level, participants have to complete the requirements of each of the four Sections:

  • Service – Aim: to learn how to give useful service to others
  • Skills – Aim: to encourage the development of personal interests and practical skills
  • Physical Recreation – Aim: to encourage participation in physical recreation and improvement of performance
  • Adventurous Journey – Aim: to encourage a spirit of adventure and discovery
  • Residential Project* – Aim: to broaden experience through involvement with others in a residential setting

*The Residential Project is undertaken for the Gold Award only, and is not a requirement for Bronze or Silver. Participants may take part in, and qualify for, the Residential Project regardless of the Award level they are currently working on, provided they are sixteen(16) years or older.

The age range is from the 14th to the 25th birthday. There is some discretion for entry before the age of 14. The upper age limit for all Awards is the 25th birthday, and all activities to be counted for an Award must be completed by this time. The minimum starting age for each level is:

  • Bronze 14 years
  • Silver 15 years
  • Gold 16 years
As the Award programme is of individual challenge, participants are encouraged to work at their own pace. The Award is referred to as a marathon, not a sprint. Subject to the maximum age limit, participants can take as long as they want to complete their Award. In Service, Skills and Physical Recreation sections, participants are required to participate regularly in their chosen activity. There is no absolute rule as to what is considered regular participation, as the amount of time dedicated to an activity will depend on many things, including the activity itself and the participant’s own circumstances. However, on average, participants should spend at least one hour per week on their chosen activity. No more than a four week break may be taken at any level.

The Award cannot be achieved in a shorter time span by working more intensely; the objective is to develop a sense of commitment to a given task over time. Participants must persist at a specific level for at least these minimum periods.

Each completed level earns you two credits towards your BC Dogwood Diploma.

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