15th Glasgow (Eaglesham) Scout Group

News & Updates

Scouts - Read tonight
20th January 2015

Cubs & Scouts - Canceled tonight
9th December 2014

information needed for each member
5th December 2014

Group Coffee Afternoon
30th November 2014

Scouts Read Tuesday meeting Please
21st November 2014

Upcoming events

Cubs - Road Safety Badge
22nd October 2019

Scout’s- Orienteering, hiker, navigators, hill walker Badge Night
22nd October 2019

Beavers - My Skills Challenge Award and Investitures
25th October 2019 18:30 - 19:30

Pumpkin carving
25th October 2019 19:45 - 21:30

Cubs - Halloween Party
29th October 2019

Scouts - Halloween Party
29th October 2019

Beavers - Halloween Party
1st November 2019 18:30 - 19:30

Crazy Golf
1st November 2019 19:30 - 21:00

How long should I do activity for each section section.


LevelMinimum timeNoats 
Bronze3 to 6 monthsYou need to do one of your Volunteering, Physical or Skills sections for 6 months, the others for 3
Silver3 to 12 monthsYou need to do either the Physical or Skills section for 6 months, the other for 3
Gold6 to 18 monthsYou need to do either the Physical or Skills section for 12 months, the other for 6

If you haven’t achieved Silver you must extend your Volunteering or the longer of your Physical or Skills sections to 18 months. 

Bronze

  • You can do a Bronze DofE programme once you’re 14 or in the school year in which your peer group turn 14 to start a Bronze DofE programme – check with your DofE Leader.
  • A Bronze DofE programme has 4 sections, Volunteering, Physical, Skills and Expedition. You must do a minimum of 3 months activity for each of the Volunteering, Physical and Skills sections, and plan, train for and do a 2 day (1 night) expedition (plus maybe a practice expedition).
  • You also have to spend an extra three months on one of the Volunteering, Physical or Skills sections. It’s your choice which one and, though you can change your mind later, you should decide which section you want to do for longer at the beginning. Knowing how long you’re going to do it for will help you to choose your activity and set your goals for each section.
  • It will usually take you at least 6 months to complete your Bronze programme.

Silver

  • The next step up from Bronze… you need to be 15 or in the school year in which your peer group turn 15 to start doing your Silver DofE programme – check with your DofE Leader.
  • A Silver DofE programme has 4 sections, Volunteering, Physical, Skills and Expedition. You need to do at least 6 months Volunteering and a minimum of 6 months on either Physical or Skills and 3 months on the other. It’s up to you which one you do for longer.
  • If you did Bronze, you can choose the same activity for Silver, but you need to show development in it. It’s best to try something new!
  • The Expedition section involves planning, training for and doing a 3 day (2 night) expedition (plus a practice expedition).
  • If you start your Silver without doing Bronze first you’ll have to do an extra 6 months volunteering or doing whichever of the Physical or Skills sections you have spent more time on. Though you can change your mind later, you should decide which section you want to do for longer at the beginning. Knowing how long you’re going to do it for will help you to choose your activity and set your goals for each section.
  • It will take you at least 6 months for Silver if you’ve already achieved your Bronze, or 12 months if you’ve jumped straight into Silver.

Gold

  • Once you are 16 you can do your Gold DofE programme. No activities can be counted for this before your 16th birthday.
  • If you did a previous level, you can choose the same activity for Gold, but you need to show development in it. It’s best to try something new!
  • You’ll spend 12 months on your Volunteering section. For Physical and Skills you must spend 12 months on one and six months on the other – you decide which way round you do it.
  • Your qualifying expedition will be for four days and three nights (plus an acclimatisation day) and should take place in ‘wild country’ (plus a practice expedition).
  • The big difference at Gold is you’ll also do a Residential section – staying away from home for five days and four nights doing a shared activity with people you don’t know. It’s great fun and a real chance to do something different!
  • If you’ve jumped straight into your Gold DofE programme you’ll need to do a further six months either volunteering or whichever one of your physical or skills activities you spent the most time on.
  • For Gold, you’ll need to do your programme for at least 12 months if you’ve achieved your Silver Award, or 18 months if you’ve started at Gold level without doing your Silver – even if you’ve done Bronze

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