Learn About the Duke of Edinburgh International Award

At University of Scoutinng

Join us at University of Scouting to Learn about the Duke of Edinburgh International Award

This course will provide an overview of the elements of the Duke of Edinburgh International Award, the world’s leading youth development award with over a million youth participating in over 140 countries. It will soon be available to youth ages 14 to 24 as part of the Northern Star Scouting youth development program.

The award focuses on creating global citizens and empowering young people on a journey of personal discovery and development of life skills through service, physical fitness, skill development and an adventurous journey. The award is achieved through activities within the local community and is largely self-directed. The course will review the major elements, give examples of the types of activities involved, discuss the various levels (Bronze, Silver, Gold), and the required timelines to complete each level. The course will also outline the roles of unit leadership and their involvement as award leaders, assessors, supervisors and mentors. The use of the online record-keeping system will also be discussed.

The Award provides the perfect opportunity to further challenge Eagle, Summit and Quartermaster award holders and keep them connected to Scouting. It can also be an alternative to traditional scout advancement. The class is open to youth and adults. Register when you sign up for the University of Scouting at:

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