DofE - Young People
The adventure starts here
To get started in DofE you need to be linked with a DofE Centre. This can be in the form of e.g. a school, college or youth centre. The DofE Leaders at the DofE Centre will be able to advise you which level is suitable for you and equip you for your DofE Journey.
This includes all Operating Authorities within Hampshire, not just those under the Hampshire County Council Licence.
If you need assistance in finding a DofE Centre local to you, please contact your Field Officer in the righthand column.
Once enrolled as a DofE participant, you will receive an eDofE login and a Welcome Pack.
eDofE is the online system in which you will need to log your DofE Experience and where your award will be approved.
Your Welcome Pack contains the following:
- Keeping Track Book (replaced the old Record Book)
- 'The Little Book of DofE' info booklet
- Achievement Pack info
- Guidance notes for each section
- Cotswold Outdoor 15% discount card
In order to complete your DofE award, you will need to complete each section for at least an hour a week for the minimum required months (according to your award level).
You need to fill in your chosen activity, your aims & objectives and have this approved in your eDofE account online before you begin each section.
The sections are as follows (please select in order to investigate valid activities and info for each section):
Completing your award
Once you have filled in your eDofE award online and uploaded evidence into each section and the expedition plans, then you will need to submit each section and then the full award to your DofE Leader for approval.
Once they are happy with your submission, your DofE Leader will forward to the DofE County Office for final approval and you will be awarded your Bronze, Silver or Gold.
(Gold Awards involve an additional step in approval via the DofE South-East regional office).
You will now be able to create your Achievement Pack!
Bronze and Silver award holders have the opportunity to be awarded your Certificate at one of the County's presentations. Gold Award Holders often get a invite to one of the County presentations, but are also invited to one of the National presentations.
County Presentation Dates and their Deadlines 50 kB - the deadlines are the last date a completed award can be submitted to the HCC DofE office in order to be considered for their local/county presentation that year.
A Committee formed of DofE participants to ensure that Hampshire listens to the young people.
Come and join them in being the voice of DofE!
New Forest & Test Valley
Mob: 07985 380353
(Basingstoke, Hart & Rushmoor)
Mob: 07540 238241
(Havant, Fareham & Gosport)
Mob: 07540 238244
Winchester & Eastleigh
Mob: 07872 410396
North of Petersfield - covered by Chris Golby
South of & inc Petersfield - covered by Fiona Smith