Discover the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award!logodoebsa

In May, 2010, BSA joined with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DOE) program to inspire youth.
The award program aims to involve youth in challenging educational and nonacademic programs in community service, adventurous journeys, and physical recreation activities to achieve a balanced development of life skills.

DOE_logo bsa The award, introduced to the United Kingdom in 1956 by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, has since traveled to more than 130 countries around the world, inspiring youth (ages 14 to 25) to achieve personal discovery and growth through self-reliance, perseverance, responsibility, and service to the community.  Every year, there are approximately 700,000 youth worldwide who undertake these programs of development in order to achieve either a bronze, silver, or gold level of achievement.  Since 1956, more than six million awards have been presented and many of those have been scouts! The Boy Scouts of America is an Official Partner of the DOE program, and we offer this to Venture Crew members and scouts 14 and over. DOE_medals

For more information about the award see the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award website.