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#TheAwardatHome 

The flexible program of the Award means that you can still work towards achieving your goals and your Award while at home! If your Award activities have been cancelled or your goals are no longer attainable due to COVID19 there are lots of new ones you can try instead. We have worked with our partners and global Award family to develop a list of activity ideas you can do from the comfort of your own home.


For more information on how to complete your Award during this time you can visit our resource pages (see links above and below). We will continue to update this page with national and regional resources for both participants and Award Leaders.

Download our quick at a glance reference card for doing your Award at home.  We encourage everyone to follow the current government guidance, as well as WHO advice on how to protect yourselves and others and when to seek medical help.

Award Leaders

If you are an Award Leader looking for information on engaging with your participants and Award Centres during COVID-19, visit our Award Leader resource page.

​Temporary Changes to our Program

To support our participants and Award Leaders, both now and when social distancing measures lessen, we're introducing some temporary program changes.  We've developed at-a- glance program changes tip sheet for Award Leaders and participants.

Temporary program changes will be in effect from May 1 – December 31 2020 and will be continually reviewed. Participants should reach out to their Award Leader or Division for more information about these changes. Award Leaders can find guides and more information about program accommodations on our Award Leader Resource Portal. ​

 If you have any questions, please contact us at info@dukeofed.org 

The Award in Action during COVID-19

Case studies help bring the Award to life. By sharing your experience as an Award participant, we can demonstrate just how unique the Award is to every young person who takes part. By taking part in the Award, you are already doing amazing things to help build resilience in yourself and in your community. And we know there are a huge range of examples of how the Award is not only still in action during COVID-19 but that this resilience is needed now, more than ever. Please help to inspire the international Award community through this challenging time by sharing your Award experience through COVID-19 with us.  Download the case study form and please email completed forms and accompanying photos and /or videos to info@dukeofed.org

Note: If you are under 16, please have your parents fill out the media consent form and email it back to us with your story! 

Tips and Resources to doing your Award @ home

Skill

Skill

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In today's virtual world learning a new skill is easier than ever. To help give you a little inspiration, we've begun to develop a list of new skills you can develop to keep your Award on track from home!

Check out the list​

Physical Recreation

Physical Recreation

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Keeping healthy and active is important, especially when self isolating. We've begun to develop a list of activity ideas that will help you keep your physical goals of the Award on track. 

Check out the list! 


Service

Service

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Now more than ever connecting with your community is important. To help you with your service section of the Award, we've begun to create a list of virtual ways you can volunteer and continue to make a difference. 

Check out the list

Adventurous Journey

Adventurous Journey

Update on completing your Journey during isolation

As the Adventurous Journey section is a group activity, it represents one of the more challenging sections to complete during the virus outbreak. Find out more about how you can start, continue, and work towards completing your Adventurous Journey during COVID. 

Check out the list!
Gold Project

Gold Project

Update on completing your Gold Project during COVID-19

As the Gold Project involves group activities, it is another challenging section to complete during the virus outbreak and options for organizing Gold Projects will be limited. In the meantime, you can start planning in detail what you may wish to do for your Gold Project from your home and potentially reaching out to organizations that you are keen to support and/or work with for your project. Please note that this does not mean your Gold Project can be done from your home. We are advising that you begin the planning of your Gold Project so that once restrictions around physical distancing have been lifted, you can go out into the community and bring your Gold Project to life. Gold Projects can not be done in a virtual setting. 

Mental Wellness

Mental Wellness

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Working with our partners we have begun to compile a list of resources to help with your mental wellness during this time of uncertainty. 

Check out our list of mental wellness tips