Do The Award

 

Congratulations on enrolling in the Award! Your Duke of Ed journey is your Award, done YOUR way. Now that you have registered for the Award and set up your Online Record Book, you are ready to do your Award! Below is all the information you need to get started.

Scroll down for the following sections:

  • Our Framework
  • Find Assessors
  • Set S.M.A.R.T. Goals
  • Adding and Recording Activities

Our Framework

There are four Sections of activities for all Award levels, plus a Gold Project at the Gold. ​ 

Click on each of the sections below for more information and example activities.

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Find Assessors

Assessors are people who can vouch for your completion of the activities you record and your progress towards your S.M.A.R.T. goal. They are knowledgeable, experienced adults who help you set and work towards your goal, and provide feedback on your progress.  
Ideally, you will have a different Assessor for each section of your Award. Parents and siblings should not act as Assessors. Your Award Leader should only be your Assessor if they are knowledgeable in your chosen activity. 
For each section of the Award, you will need to find an Assessor. Not sure whom to choose? For more information on who can be an Assessor, what they do, and how to find one, visit our Assessors page

Set S.M.A.R.T. Goals

With the help of your Assessor, set S.M.A.R.T. goals in each of the four Award sections.
Not sure how to make your goal Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Reasonable, and Time-bound? Visit our S.M.A.R.T. Goals page for examples and more information. 
Submit your chosen activities and goals through your Online Record Book (ORB) and your Award Leader will approve them. Once approved, you can start recording your Award activities! 

Adding and Recording Activities

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Tracking your Award activities is easy in your Online Record Book (ORB).

  1. Go to the tabs on the left side for each section Service, Skill & Physical Recreation. Click Choose Activity +
  2. Select an activity from the drop-down menu, fill in your goal and chosen Assessor (including their email)
  3. Each time you complete an activity, click on the section and record: the date, what you did, and the number of hours you did it for.
  4. ORB will automatically calculate your hours on an hour per week average, and let you know when you have completed those sections.