Get Started with the Award

Do the Award. Discover you.

If you are a part of any of the Award Centers listed here, reach out to them to get involved today! If you are ready to challenge yourself through the Award and are not a part of an established Award Center, read on to learn how you can participate in the Award program.

Bringing The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award to your Community

Whenever possible, we connect young people to a local Award Center to begin their Award. When no local program is available, we help to identify locations that may be interested in becoming new Award Centers and delivering the Award. We suggest that you consider sharing this opportunity with youth-serving organizations that may be able to help start an Award Center in your area. Award programs can be located in schools, universities, faith-based organizations, youth clubs, Scouting Councils and non-profit organizations. Interested individuals can be trained to run an Award program their organization.

Virtual Award Program for Independent Participants

To further expand our geographic service area, we offer the virtual Open Award Center (OAC). Participants in the OAC work with trained and vetted Award Leaders remotely to complete their Award activities. They find local opportunities for the Skills, Service, and Physical Recreation sections, and they work with the guidance of their Award Leader to plan and execute the Adventurous Journey and Gold Residential Project sections.

Learn more today!

Please complete the form below to receive information and enrollment instructions for the virtual program. We also invite you to share the information of organizations and/or individuals that might be interested in starting new Award Centers in your area, and we can follow up with them to provide next steps.

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