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					          The
  Duke of Edinburgh’s
        Award




Young Canadians Challenge
               What is it?

• International Award
• Complete with ALL CADET activities
• Excellent Promotional tool for squadron
• Award achievement creates publicity for
  your squadron
• Award provides older cadets with goal
• Excellent addition to a cadets’ CV
          History of the Award
• The Award was designed by HRH Prince
  Philip in 1956
• Introduction of the Award
    •   1963 in Canada

    •   1976 in Québec

• Today the Award is active in more than
  120 countries including 565 000
  participants.
      Operational Principles

•14 - 24 years of age
• 4 mandatory Sections :
     Service, Expedition, Skill and
     Physical Recreation
• 3 levels of Awards :
           Bronze, Silver and Gold
• Minimum period of participation
           Award Requirements

 Levels         Minimum duration                Age *

• Bronze           6 months                      14 +
• Silver           12 months                     15 +
                   ( 6 if qualified Bronze)

• Gold             18 months                     16 +
                   ( 12 if qualified Silver)

  * The upper age limit for all levels is 25th birthday.
                           Service
                           Parades (Remembrance Day,
                            Canada Day, …)
                           L’Auto Cadet Sales
                           Squadron Fundraising
                           Salvation Army Food Drive
                           Veteran Home Visits
                           Organizing, supervising activities (ie
                            running events on Survival)
                           Teaching Courses, unless teaching is
                            your skill
Provide some form of service as follows …
B: 15 hours / 6 months   S: 45 hours / 12 months G: 90 hours / 18 months
                            (qualified B: 30 / 6)   (qualified S: 60 / 12)
                      Expedition
For Bronze/Silver – Fall Survival or
Spring Survivals (or at survival camps)
 Indoor Winter Exercise can
  be used for Bronze
 Participate as usual, then
  complete 1 page write-up
 Gold – extra day longer
  write-up
Complete a practice journey and undertake an expedition for …
B: 2 days / 1 night    S: 3 days / 2 nights   G: 4 days / 3 nights
                             Skill
DRILL can only be used for Bronze!
                                Drill (Bronze only)
                                Music (Band or school)
                                Model Club
                                Public Speaking/Improv
                                Range
                                Instructing
                                Gliding or Flying
Choose a skill with a view to following it in a period of …
B: 6 months           S: 12 months           G: 18 months
                         (qualified B: 6 )      (qualified S: 12 )
    Physical Recreation (2 hrs/week)
At School, only Extra Curricular counts
Credit 2 hours / week at Summer Camp
     Dance                       Karate
     Basketball                  Hockey
     Curling                     Swimming
     Cycling                     Baseball
     Cadet Sports                Cadets’
      Nights                       day Sports
Accumulate … physical activities over a minimum ....
B: 30 hours / 15 weeks   S: 40 hours / 20 weeks   G: 50 hours / 25 weeks
              Residential Project
        (Gold level only – can be done anytime once registered)

Develop social adaptability through involvement
with others in a group setting.

 Sports Camps                          School Exchange
 Cadet Camps                            Trips

 Language Immersions                   Youth Forum


G: Participate in a planned project in the company of peers who
are not usual everyday companions for a minimum period of 5
consecutive days and 4 nights.
                 Rewards


 Young person receives a prestigious pin and
 certificate to mark their achievement.
 Certificates are presented by:
• Bronze         Community Representative

• Silver       Lieutenant-Governor

• Gold         Member of the Royal Family
               or Governor General
            Role of the Leader*
• Promote the Award
• Help young people choose their individual
  program
• Monitor their progress
• Deal with simple Award administration



  * Leader must be at least 18 years of age.
   The Award Process (CADET)
• Receive information
• Complete registration form and pay fee
• Receive a Record Book
• Set out challenges within the four sections
• Achieve objectives and complete Record Book
• Complete the expedition log
• Bring booklet in for review 2-3 times during Award
• Recognition
   Registration fee (Québec)

• $ 20  one time registration fee
        includes Record Book
        Pins/certificates
• No renewal fee, automatic
The Booklet
      • Cadets bring it to
        activities to have it
        signed.

      • Drop it off for review
        with Group Leader
690’s Gold Awards




October 2007 (Montreal)
         690’s Silver Awards




May 2009 (Québec City – Parents Drive & attend)
  690’s Bronze Awards




              October 2007

May 2008 - Annual – invite your MP
690’s Presentation to HRH
 Prince Edward (Oct 07)
             IMPORTANT

• NOTHING a cadet does BEFORE
  registration counts.
• Group registration forms on the Duke of
  Edinburgh web site
   • www.lpde.org
   • quebec@lpde.org
• Require cadets’ personal info & $20
• Booklets received within 1-2 weeks
• SSC – support Gold (extra day)
          Tips - Run at the Squadron
•   Apoint Staff /SSC member
•   Advise provincial office of your leader
•   Ask for posters/pamphlets
•   Create “sqn” pamphlet with registration
•   Give presentation to cadets (Level 4 & up)
•   Collect fees, send off registration
•   Distribute books
•   Remind cadets to:
    • Record service/sports & have signed
    • Write-Up after Expedition (survival)
         Promoting at the Squadron

• Presentation to parents (parents’ night)
• Write-up in newsletter
• Present Bronze pins during year at Parents’
  Night
• Present Bronze Certificates at Annual
• Photograph award winners to promote the award
• Include a section on your Web site
• Hand-Outs (reminders, continual – ie L’auto
  Cadet, don’t forget your Duke of Edinburgh
  Books)….
• Photo in Annual Program booklet
Promoting at the Squadron
Promoting at the Squadron
Promoting at the Squadron

				
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