The Duke of Edinburgh’s AwardDo you play sports? An instrument? Do you have a hobby? Would you like to be recognized for your skills and your extracurricular activities with an international award? Would you like to meet a real prince or a princess?
If so, you are a perfect candidate for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award!
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is an internationally recognized award established in 1956 by His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. The award aims to encourage and reward young people to set and accomplish personal goals in the four areas of fitness, skill, adventure, and service. This is a non-competitive award that has three levels: Bronze, Silver, and Gold. Each award level has a certain minimum age requirement for entry. Candidates have up to their 25th birthday to complete one, two, or all three of the award levels.
To achieve the award, participants must complete a certain amount of hours in each of the four focus areas (fitness, skill, adventure, and service). You are free to pick whatever activity you want as long as it falls under the requirements of the four criteria. For example, you may play soccer or lift weights for your fitness requirement and you may choose to play piano or build scale models for your skill. Your choices for activities are endless.
All cadets (age 13 ½ and up) with UNDAUNTED are highly encouraged to register into the D of E program. Many of the activities offered by the cadet program and by Undaunted fulfill all the requirements for each level of the award! Completion of each level warrants presentations from various dignitaries. Bronze award achievers are presented their pin and certificate from the Commanding Officer of Undaunted. Completion of the Silver level warrants a presentation by Her Honour the Honourable Lois Mitchell, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta. Completion of the Gold level is presented by a member of the royal family or His Excellency the Governor General of Canada. This award is perfect for those who want to be recognized for their effort and work as a well-rounded person and will represent you well for future jobs, scholarships, schools, awards, and so much more!
Please contact Undaunted’s award officer, Lt(N) Lataille, for more information.