“The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award has helped countless young people on their sometimes difficult path to adulthood.” HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

For the past seven decades, The DofE Charity has inspired and transformed the lives of millions of young people from all walks of life. From volunteering to physical activities, life skills to expeditions, achieving a DofE Award is a passport to a brighter future, valued by employers and universities.

Here at Ajax we encourage young people to achieve a DofE Award. Our core Scouting Badges (including the Chief Scout’s Award) are designed to work alongside and compliment the DofE Scheme. Building on its foundations, we extend the activities undertaken.

We deliver all levels of the Award starting at Bronze towards the end of Scout Troop, through to Gold, either in the Explorer Unit or as Part of the Scout Network. We work with each young person to develop an individual plan through the awards.

We have organised a number of exciting expeditions on land and water including sailing – on the Scottish Lochs in gigs and from Chichester to the Isle of Wight in dinghies – and exploring Scotland by canoe.