What counts as DofE Gold Residential?

What counts as DofE Gold Residential?

A ‘residential’ for Gold DofE means a programme that spends 5 days and 4 nights away from home on a shared activity with people that you have never met before.

What can I do for my DofE Gold Residential?

Gold DofE residential ideas

  1. #1 Join an official DofE Gold residential.
  2. #2 Take part in a National Citizens Service placement.
  3. #3 Do a multi-day adventure.
  4. #4 Volunteer on a conservation project.
  5. #5 Participate in a university tasker week.
  6. #6 Volunteer at a summer camp.
  7. #7 Improve your skills in a sport or the outdoors.

Is Duke of Edinburgh Gold award worth it?

I also think that DofE Gold helps prepare you for university life, by replicating university experiences. Like going away from home, on your own, and interacting with a group of your peers. So, if you’ve got the time, and you can afford to do so, I would wholeheartedly recommend DofE Gold.

Can you do Duke of Edinburgh Gold without Silver?

Can you skip Silver DofE and go straight to Gold? You can complete the Gold DofE award without having completed Silver, however it will take longer (it doesn’t make a difference if you’ve completed Bronze).

Does Camp America count as DofE residential?

Volunteering at places like a children’s summer camp (e.g. Camp America that promotes healthy eating and exercise) counts as a residential activity but you must not receive any payment for the activity (except expenses) and work experience and internships do not meet the criteria.

Does Duke of Edinburgh look good on CV?

A DofE Award also looks good on your CV and can be useful when applying for educational courses and jobs.

Can you do Gold DofE residential with a friend?

No. This is covered in The Handbook for DofE Leaders which states participants ‘must join a residential activity as an individual and not part of an existing group of friends. It is acceptable to know a few of the others taking part, but the vast majority should not be people already known to the participant.

Can you do geocaching for DofE?

As part of the physical section, DofE participants have to create a physical programme. One activity that can contribute towards the completion of this section is geocaching!

Who has taken over DofE?

HRH The Earl of Wessex takes on the Tennis Challenge 2018, raising over £2m for the DofE in the UK and across the world by playing on every Real Tennis court worldwide.

Do employers care about gold DofE?

Employers don’t care if someone has done the DofE: they care if someone has a skill that is transferrable to the job in hand, and if that skill was something a person learned on expedition etc then you have indeed answered your own question.

Do you get to shower on DofE?

No showers The lack of showers on a DofE expedition can be a challenge for some, never mind when facing your period. Some campsites may have shower facilities, and if your expedition provider permits it, then you may be able get in a shower or two — but don’t count on it.

Can you bring alcohol on DofE?

Alcohol. Participants are not allowed to bring or consume any form of alcohol on any DofE activity. Any participants caught breaking this rule may be excluded from the remainder of the DofE training or Expedition.