Do The Award

THE GETTING STARTED CHECKLIST!


Ready to get started on your Award? Here's what to do next! 
  • Determine what level is right for you. The Award is divided into three levels: Bronze, Silver, and Gold. Depending on your age and experience, you may choose to start at the beginning (Bronze) and work your way up, or jump right in to Silver or Gold. Completing a level of The Award can take as little as 6 months, or 18 months or more, depending on your level and personal pace. Learn more about all three levels and the commitment each requires by downloading  the Summary of Conditions for reference. (Click here for the black and white print version)

  • Register with The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Canada. Before you get started you must register with The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award office in your region. This can be done through your school, college, community group (Cadets, Scouts, etc.), or as an independent participant. To register as an independent participant, visit your Divisional Office (see links at left) to download the registration form.
  • For any questions about how to get involved with The Award in your province, contact your Division Office for more information.
  • Registration fee: There is a small registration fee of approximately $30, required to cover the cost of your record book and programme administration. Registration forms and fees are handled through the Divisional Office for your Province or Territory.

  • Plan your programme & find your assessors. You will now receive a record book to keep track of your activities and commitments. The next step is to choose the activities you’ll do in each of the four Award sections (Service, Skills, Adventurous Journey, Physical Recreation). Click here to read more about the different components of The Award. Once you’ve made your choices, you’ll need to find an assessor for each who is knowledgeable and experienced in that particular area.

  • Get Started. With your plan in place, you’re ready to begin learning new skills, making new friends, and experiencing personal growth!