The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award

www.dukeofed.org

Camping at Allouette Lake

June 22nd 9:30am to June 23rd 3:30pm

Allouette Lake at Golden Ears Provincial Park

Suitable for ages 14-18

We're accepting registrations for up to 60 participants

Camping is a popular activity in Canada. Many school organize camping trips in order to train their students' survival skills and strengthen their confidence. Camping is also an essential part of the Duke of Edinburgh's Awards. Continue reading for more detail on the requirements for each award.

For more information or to register, please call 604-295-4098
or email eqin@apass.ca

CYES sponsors the Duke of Edinburgh's Award, bracing our youths for success!

Our Mission: To Challenge Ourselves

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award was established in 1956 by Queen Elizabeth II's husband, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. The aim of this program is to motivate youths in personal growth and leadership development. Youths aged between 14 and 25 are encouraged to participate in community service, adventurous journeys, skill development, and physical recreation. Through these activities, not only do they contribute to society, they also progress in leadership, physical strength, spirit, and willpower.

Youths who stand out in each section are awarded according to their age, receiving Bronze (age 14+), Silver (age 15+), and Gold (age 16+) medals.

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The Three Medals

Bronze Medal Requirements

Categories: 1) Community Service  2) Physical Recreation  3) Skill Development

  • Age: 14+

  • Completion Time: 3-6 months

  • Main Requirement: In at least 26 weeks (approx. 6 months), challengers must complete 26 hours of work in one of the three categories

  • Secondary Requirement: For one of the two remaining categories, challengers must complete 13 hours of work in at least 13 weeks (approx. 3 months)

  • Adventurous Journey: Challengers must complete a 2-day-1 night journey (at least 6 hours/day).

Silver Medal Requirements

Categories: 1) Community Service  2) Physical Recreation  3) Skill Development

There are two situations:

I) If the challenger is a Bronze Medal Awardee

  • Age: After the age they received their Bronze Medal

  • Completion Time: 6 months

  • Adventurous Journey: 3 days + 2 nights (at least 7 hours/day)

II) If directly challenging for the Silver Medal

  • Age: 15+

  • The challenger must choose one of the three categories as their main requirement, and add 6 months (26 weeks)

  • All other requirements same as I)

Gold Medal Requirements

Categories: 1) Community Service  2) Physical Recreation  3) Skill Development

There are two situations:

I) If the challenger is a Silver Medal Awardee

  • Age: After the age they received their Silver Medal

  • Completion Time: 12 months

  • Adventurous Journey: 4 days + 3 nights (at least 8 hours/day)

  • Attend a cultural exchange event for at least 5 days + 4 nights

II) If directly challenging for the Silver Medal

  • Age: 16+

  • The challenger must choose one of the three categories as their main requirement, and add 6 months (26 weeks)

  • All other requirements same as I)

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Challenge Category Details

Community Service:

This category encourages challengers to have responsibility to their communities. We can all contribute effort to the world by participating in services such as advocating awareness of AIDS, volunteering at local hospitals, protecting our environment, and training in positions, such as lifeguards, to serve others.

Examples: planting trees, helping the elderly, emergency rescues, etc.

Skill Development:

This category motivates challengers to develop their interests and learn useful skills in life. Select from numerous categories and improve yourself in the most suitable skill, which you can then use for the rest of your life.

Examples: singing, dancing, language, journalism, web design, drawing, cooking, etc.

Physical Recreation:

This category empowers challengers to train not only their bodies but also their willpower and health. Whether you train as a group or individually, this category focuses on personal development.

Examples: aerobics, tennis, judo, skating, rock-climbing, badminton, basketball, soccer, swimming, etc.

Adventurous Journey:

This category trains the challenger's spirit for adventure and problem-solving abilities, as well as awareness in environmental protection and the importance of teamwork.

Examples: hiking, hitch-hiking, camping, map-reading, navigation, etc.

Cultural Exchange:

This is a Gold Medal secondary category. Challengers must participate in a cultural exchange events for at least 5 days and 4 nights.

Examples: short-term training programs, exchange student programs, conferences, etc.

How to Register

Step 1: Visit https://www.dukeofed.org/bc-start-the-award

Step 2: Fill our the registration form

Paper Registration

  • Download and print the form, then fill in personal information

  • In "Group Leader", enter "Elaine Qin"

  • In "Group Name", enter "Canada Youth Education Society"

  • The student and their guardian sign the form

  • Please back up your form by photocopying, scanning, or taking a picture of it

  • Mail the form along with a cheque of $50 CAD

Online Registration

  • Fill in personal information

  • In "Group Name", enter "Canada Youth Education Society"

  • Back up your form by downloading it or taking a screenshot

  • Pay $50 CAD online with a credit card

To apply for an award:

Note:

  1. Please download the form and fill it out carefully

  2. Please have Group Leader Elaine Qin sign your form

  3. Don't forget your Adventurous Journey Report

  4. Please send you application form, Adventurous Journey Report, and notebooks in one package

  5. If applying for a higher level, please send a cheque of $50 CAD

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Camping Registration