How old should you be

As you and your friends will go on expeditions without direct supervision, you need to be 14 years old to do your Duke.

The following minimum ages apply for the respective levels:

  • Bronze: 14 years
  • Silver: 15 years
  • Gold: 16 years

If you are under 14, but most of your friends are 14, you may be allowed to participate at Bronze level in exceptional circumstances – check with your Award Leader.

If you have already done your Bronze Award, you may continue at Silver level without waiting for your 15th birthday.

Gold Level: No activities prior to the participant’s 16th birthday may be counted to ensure that this level is a particularly demanding challenge.