Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is available for all young people aged 14 to 24, regardless of their background, culture, physical ability, skills and interests. It is a fully inclusive program and has no social, political, or religious affiliations. The BSA formally joined the program in May 20, 2010.
About the award
The Award is a program of activities. Each young person who takes part in the Award learns a skill, improves their physical fitness, volunteers in their community and experiences a team adventure in a new environment. Success in the Award is measured by regular participation over a fixed period of time while showing commitment and progress in each activity. All participants are supported by a network of adult Award Leaders, Assessors, Supervisors, and mentors. There is a bronze level available to youth age 14 or older, a silver level available to youth age 15 or older, and a gold level available to youth 16 or older. Regardless of the level worked on, all activities must be finished by a participant's 25th birthday.
- Open to all between the ages of 14 and 24.
- Three levels: Bronze, Silver, and Gold, each progressively more challenging.
- Four Sections: Physical Recreation, Skills, Service, Adventurous Journey, plus Residential Project (Gold Level only).
- Achieving an Award recognizes individual goal setting and self-improvement through persistence and achievement.