You don't have to climb mountains....but
you can if you want!
Welcome to Greater Manchester East Scouts Duke of Edinburgh's Award .
To register for the DofE Award or need more information, please contact Sheila and Bernard O'Flaherty on 0161 330 9641 or email email@example.com. Address: 7 Windsor Grove, Ashton-under-Lyne, Tameside. OL6 8UU.
Send the registration form, (click on Downloads on the left to get the form), to the above address. Packs cost £20.00 for Bronze and Silver and £27.00 for Gold. Cheques payable to GMECSC. The operating authority is GME Scouts.
For Queen's Scout Award information contact Neal and Joanne Charlton 0161 343 2897 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
You can do --- Bronze age 14 --- Silver age 15 --- or Gold. age 16 --- The Chief Scouts Awards and Queens Scout Award should be done at the same time. Don't forget that you have to register for the Queens Scout Award. here. Check the International Community and Values List here. You have until your 25th birthday to complete your Award.
Tips for Leaders
1. First make sure the Explorers/Network members register with us and pay the money before starting on any activities. See "How do I register" on the left. 2. Have a system of recording what your Explorers/Network are doing and when they do it, and who is registered. 3. Let your Explorers decide what they are going to do in the skills, physical and volunteering sections. 4. Ask someone to be the assessor for what they choose. 5. Decide on dates for the practice and qualifying expeditions.(between 1st April and 31st Oct.) 6. Plan dates for the expedition training before the practice expedition. Check Expedition Downloads. 7. Have a DofE meeting say once a month to check on progress, do training, planning etc.. 8. Don't forget that they can do the Queens Scout Award/Chief Scouts Awards at the same time,so check the extra bits on the ICV list.(see above) 9. Do it and enjoy. 10. Don't forget to ask us if you need any help.
All new participants are entered on the eDofE which comes with a handbook, so participants must go online and enter their details and progress. Please make sure we have the participants email or their parents email, and encourage your Explorers to go online to update their dofe. Participants can only achieve their award online. For more info. please click here. At gold level in the expedition section, make sure that you include the assessors ID number and the notification reference number, before sending it off to Gilwell.
Anyone wanting to assess dofe expeditions has to have completed the EAAS. These courses are run either by the DofE, or through Scouting. Please try to complete this course along with the supported assessment (Please contact us for this). You have 2 years to complete a supported assessment after the EAAS course. All Assessors have to be reaccredited every 5 years, using the EAAS/8 form in EAAS above. Check the dates for future courses as follows training,dofe and Scouts websites. You can assess your own Unit at bronze and silver as long as you have not been involved with the training.
If you are having an expedition in one of the Expedition Areas then you need to send off a Green Form or a Red Form for the White Peak, to the appropriate expedition area. You should send it at least 4 weeks before the expedition, or 6 weeks if you want them to provide an assessor. Click here to see the Expedition Areas and to download a green form. All expeditions need to be approved by us so, please send a copy to the County Advisers.
If anyone is doing the volunteering in a Scout Group as a Young Leader they have to doModuleA plus extra training per level. If they are over 18 then they have to do the Getting Started Modules plus extra training per level.
If you want to join the service crew at Boarfold Campsite, which would count towards dofe volunteering, please contact us at 0161 330 9641 or email email@example.com