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Duke of Edinburgh award

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
Have you ever done it how many houres of community service did you have to do because i'm thinking of doing it.

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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Yeh I've done it. I did my bronze last year and am doing my silver at the moment. I'd really recommend it cos it's great fun (especially the expedition), not too hard, and looks good on your CV.

    The service hours vary depending on which award you're doing. Obviously it's a bit less for Bronze than Silver etc. I'm doing 30 hours now and I think it was about 20 for Bronze. It has to be spread over a few months so doesn't really feel like that much anyway.

    Here's the website if you wanna have a look http://www.theaward.org/
    it might help, although I haven't really looked! Anything else you need to know? I'll try and help if i can.

    Good luck if you do decide to do it!

    curly
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i'm doin my d of e gold at the mo, but its all kinda slowed down at the mo. now for a little plug: if u take part in millennium volunteers, they can put you in touch with other organisatinos requirirng voluntary work, and you can do it with other people so you're not like a loner. <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/smile.gif"&gt; shameless plug over. oh, except the mv website:

    contact http://www.millenniumvolunteers.gov.uk/
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I started my bronze but the expedition kept getting put off and I never got round to doing the physical bit either so I've got half of it now <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/smile.gif"&gt;
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    ive just started gold with st john ambulance its great as before i started i had completed half of it! cos i kept a log book!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    ive just started gold with st john ambulance its great as before i started i had completed half of it! cos i kept a log book!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I did my bronze with the Air Cadets. For my service I went on a first aid course. The Expedition was around the Loch Doon area.

    If at first you don't succeed, hit it with a bigger hammer.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    You got to do fourty hours for the section I did. The maximum is 60 hours, over 18 months. Hoped that helped... either check the site or talk to your nearest local authority if you need more info.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    At the moment I am doing my Gold, and my service is helping teach skills to the people doing Bronze silver, and also Gold. So far I have helped teaching and helped take 3 groups of Silvers to Snowdonia for Mountain training. Hopefully I will get my service finished of during my gap year. The other good thing as all this helping guide in the mountains will go towards my ML (Mountain Leader - sorta Mountain Guide type thing) qualification <IMG alt="image" SRC="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG alt="image" SRC="biggrin.gif" border="0"> . Anyone doing anything similair?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    This award thingy sounds like a fantastic thing to be doing <IMG alt="image" SRC="biggrin.gif" border="0">

    Is there an age limit or requirement to take part- I feel that this is something I should be doing!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    You are old enough to do gold - and have until you are 25 to finish it
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Thanks!

    I've checked out theaward.org and asked for some info to be sent to me <IMG alt="image" SRC="biggrin.gif" border="0">

    It sounds like a great thing to do, and on your cv I bet it looks fantastic! <IMG alt="image" SRC="cool.gif" border="0">
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Yep employers and universities look very favourably at it, as it incorperates teamwork, commitment, effort, skills and a will to succeed. I never did the silver or Bronze awards, just went straight to the gold - as I have all the neccesary walking and navigation skills anyway LOL. (you don't need to know too much - aslong as you don't mind getting cold and wet <IMG alt="image" SRC="biggrin.gif" border="0">)
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    ive completed all of my dofe gold except the skill section but have no ideas what to do! n e suggestions would be great
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    What sort of hobbies do you have? A lot of those could come under this section. For example I could do volleyball refereeing, volleyball coaching, website design, Marksmanship (shooting), or getting any of the qualifications I am working on. All of these I do anyway, and all of these could count as my skill - In the end I chose my work towards getting my Mountain Leader award.

    I'm sure you have a hobby or something like that, which would qualify. Let us know what you enjoy doing.
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