The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is a non-competitive, internationally recognized
program designed to encourage young people to develop positive skills and
Award is about personal challenge and development and is adaptable according to
each participant’s interests and abilities.
strength of the Award is our ability to readily partner with other youth
organizations through leader development and resource sharing.
The Award concept is one of individual
challenge. It presents young people a balanced, not-competitive program of
voluntary activities which encourages personal discovery and growth,
self-reliance, perseverance, responsibility to themselves and service to their
The unique flexibility of the Award makes it ideally suited to easy adaptation
and integration into different cultures and societies. The basic principles of
the Award remain the same but the activities and delivery continue to evolve
and adapt to suit the changing demands of modern society and the varying needs
of young people. The Award is now an international program recognized and used
by organizations working with young people throughout the world.
To learn more about The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award and the
requirements click here.