Award During COVID-19

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Please click here and read our response to Doing the Award during the Covid-19 outbreak.

"...there are many ways participants can continue their activities for the Skills, Service and Physical Recreation sections from their own homes, not only to keep their Award progress on track, but to combat the inevitable boredom and anxiety many young people may face. During these uncertain times, it’s important for participants to stay active and healthy in a safe and positive way and the Award can be a great way of doing so​."

Please note: it is paramount that anyone considering undertaking Award activities outside of the home in areas affected by the COVID-19 virus outbreak must consult their local public health or relevant government authorities before doing so. Please practice social distancing and do not gather with others for the purpose of completing your award activities at this time.​

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Temporary changes to the Award program

To support  and to encourage you to stay active, we have made some temporary changes to our Award requirements. These temporary changes are to help you continue with your Award journey during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is important to us that you are still able to experience the Award the way it was intended and continue achieving your goals! Theses changes are designed to be helpful, specific and temporary. All changes will be in effect from May 1 - December 31, 2020.

Download our at-a-glace guide for participants  to learn about the temporary changes. If you have any questions, you can reach out to the Award staff in your province.

Continuing to the next level

To continue to the next level, before completing your previous level, the following conditions apply:

  • You are only continuing sections that you have completed, with Assessor and Leader approval.
  • You are already on the Online Record Book platform.
  • You have received Division approval.

If you have would like to move on to the next level, without completing your previous level, or if you have any questions about this exception, please email bcyk@dukeofed.org or call our office at 1-888-881-7788 ext. 0.

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Stuck at home? Feeling isolated? Questions about how to continue doing your Award?
Join us for an online Duke of Ed Participant Meetup!​

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Mailing submissions: We are still accepting Award submissions via mail to our Division while our office is closed during this time. However, we are now also accepting submissions by email. ​All the same documents are as required as for a mailed submission. Please read How to Submit your Award, make clear scans of all required documents, and email them to bcyk@dukeofed.org. Title your email with your name and Award level submission, for example: “Tony Stark ​- Bronze Submission.”

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