Can you fail DofE bronze?

Can you fail DofE bronze?

You fail because you are no longer able to complete the award, even if you’ve already done 99% of it. DofE has a very strict policy on this, and it applies to all three Bronze, Silver and Gold awards: all sections must be completed before your 25th birthday otherwise will not receive the qualification.

How far do you walk on DofE Bronze?

16km per day
How far do you walk on DofE? The distance you walk per day on DofE varies between awards. A standard distance to walk is 16km per day on Bronze, 19km per day on Silver, and 23km per day on Gold. Naturally, some groups will do less than this, and others more.

What should I pack for bronze DofE?


  • Sleeping bag.
  • Waterproof compression stuff sack (5/10/15 litre)
  • Whistle.
  • Head torch and spare batteries.
  • Personal first aid kit.
  • Expedition food (including emergency rations)
  • Water bottle.
  • Knife, fork, spoon or Spork.

What should I sleep on for DofE?

Use standard padded mats, or self-inflating mats for that extra level of comfort. If the night is very cold, wear extra layers and put your fleece in the bottom of the bag to keep your feet warm. Use a sleeping bag liner to add warmth, comfort and to protect your sleeping bag.

Do universities look at DofE?

So, yes, universities do like to see a Duke of Edinburgh Award on your UCAS form, but only insofar as it tells them something about you. They don’t care about it per se.

Can you smoke on DofE?

The use of bongs, hookahs, or similar or associated items, for the purpose of smoking flavoured tobacco or other substances, is strictly prohibited. Any participant contravening this rule may be excluded from the remainder of the DofE training or Expedition.

Can you wear shorts on DofE?

Can I wear shorts? If it is hot you may wish to wear shorts, however we recommend wearing long trousers when walking as they provide protection from sunburn, from cuts and scratches from long grass and from biting insects such as ticks.

Can you wear leggings on DofE?

You will be walking in the countryside, up hills, and in all weathers so your trousers must be flexible. Remember, no jeans or joggers. Try to avoid anything that holds moisture when wet. It will weigh you down and won’t keep you warm.

Can I wear shorts on DofE?

What should I bring to expedition?

Five Things You Need to Take on Your Next Expedition

  1. Expedition essential #1: your own water bottle.
  2. Expedition essential #2: a sleeping bag liner.
  3. Expedition essential #3: a neck tube.
  4. Expedition essential #4: words, music and other distractions.
  5. Expedition essential #5: sensory deprivation tools.

How much should a bronze DofE bag weigh?

As a guide you should be aiming for a fully packed rucksack with group kit, personal kit, food and water to weigh around 15kg. The lighter your bag is, the more you will enjoy your expedition. If your bag is too heavy you will struggle to lift it let alone walk with it for hours.

What do you eat on DofE?

Soup, curry, stews, pasta, bangers and smash or noodle stir fry are all great expedition meals and can be followed up with a hot or cold pudding, such as chocolate cake or crumble and custard. Find out more about food on your expedition here.

Do you need a practice expedition for a bronze level expedition?

5: No practice expedition A practice expedition is no longer a requirement at Bronze-level. However, participants are still expected to reach the skills and fitness levels appropriate for completing the remotely supervised, qualifying expedition.

Who can supervise my bronzebronze-level expeditions?

Bronze-level expeditions will be able to have one individual performing both the Supervisor and Assessor role. However, the individual performing both roles must be an accredited Assessor and have completed the DofE’s EAAS course. They must also fulfil the LO’s or AAP’s requirements to supervise expeditions.

How do you survive the Duke of Edinburgh’s expedition?

(Pic below) This keeps the boot on your ankle and stops those bad blisters on your heel (if the boot is the right size and the socks are a quality make.) How to survive the expedition (mentally and physically): The main ways people suffer on the Duke of Edinburgh expedition are blisters, food, sanity and dehydration.

What has changed in the bronze training framework?

The Bronze Training Framework has been updated to emphasise the need for participants to ‘understand and demonstrate’ specific skills before their qualifying expedition. It also includes some example methods of delivery to help Leaders and Expedition Supervisors.

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