Bronze Duke of Edinburgh's Award

What do you have to do to achieve the Bronze DofE Award?

.– Volunteering section: 3 months
– Physical section: 3 months
– Skills section: 3 months
– Expedition section: 2 days/1 night

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.

When do I come to Outright Adventure for DofE?

Training & planning are held on Tuesday evenings and over weekend sessions. When you sign up you will receive a list of key dates that you'll need to attend. You'll also be able to contact your DofE leader through eDofE if you have any questions in between sessions.

Where will my expedition take place?

Our Bronze level expeditions are held in the New Forest.

What does it cost?

£120 - For the Bronze Award Outright Adventure has a fixed fee to provide you with everything you need to complete the award. This includes:

  • Support from an Outright Adventure DofE leader to offer advice and encouragement throughout your whole DofE programme.
  • Pre-expedition training.
  • Group equipment hire for your practice and qualifying expedition.
  • Assessed walking expedition.


For your volunteering section, you need to choose an activity where you give time to help your local community. Volunteering needs to be done with a charity or not for profit organisation and not for a business.


For your skill section, you need to choose an activity where you can increase your understanding and expertise. This could include, woodwork, photography, cooking or learning to drive.


For your physical section you need to take part in an activity that uses a high level of energy and movement. Sports such as hockey, fencing, rugby and football all count.


For your expedition section, you will need to prepare for an unaccompanied, self-sufficient expedition with an agreed aim. The expedition must be completely under your own steam but not necessarily on foot! Modes of travel include foot, bike, boat, canoe or kayak, wheelchair, or horseback.