Welcome to Warwick DofE Society!
The DofE Society is for anyone with an interest in hiking, the outdoors, volunteering, being active, or the DofE Award. If you want to complete your Gold DofE at uni, or to learn more about what this involves, you've come to the right place! And if you've already finished your DofE or just want to be a casual member (all the hiking fun without signing up to the DofE Award!), we also have lots opportunities to get involved, to go on new adventures and share skills within our community.
What We Do
Whether you're an aspiring Gold Award participant, you've already been to Buckingham Palace or you love the great outdoors, we've got something to offer!
The Award We had five participants finish their Gold Award in 2020, and we'd love to see that number grow! If your award is already underway or you want to start from scratch, we can help you! We'll guide you through eDofE and the award's sections, as well as train you up to complete your expeditions with us!
Trips Our trips are the highlight of the DofE calendar! We run annual weekends away to Snowdonia and the Brecon Beacons - as training exercises for our participants, and as an opportunity to get out and about for anyone who loves the great outdoors! What better way to get the city(ish) out of your lungs than by reaching the top of Snowdon?
Post Gold Finished your award but not ready to hang up your walking boots just yet? Our Post Gold community is a massive part of our society: they're at the forefront of our mentor scheme, join us at socials and on trips, and take part in other opportunities that go beyond the DofE award.
Socials The very heart of the society! Ranging from night hikes to (virtual!) circling, they're the perfect opportunity to have a chat, let your hair down and bond over our experiences - because who hasn't got stuck on a moor or lost their cutlery in a reservoir before? We have something for everyone, so please do have a look at our Events Calendar. We'd love for you to join us!
"We're just a society for people who want to go outdoors, and go on adventures, and be part of a fantastic community."
Adam Partridge, Social Sec & Secretary 2020-21
Starting to get your bearings with the society? Then have a more detailed look at what we can offer you, make a note of our upcoming events, give us a like on social media, subscribe to our mailing list and join us! (Because we'd really love it if you did!)
**Many of the trips, socials and other activities mentioned above will be subject to Covid-19 restrictions and may not be able to go ahead as usual. However, we're working as hard as we can to give you the best DofE experience possible within those restrictions! We're still offering all the training sessions and award help that we normally would, and we hope to run regular online events and maybe some socially distanced outdoor activities, depending on the guidance.**
Organisations We Operate Under
The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Society has been helping members achieve their Gold Award for well over a decade; we are one of only a handful of wholly student-run DofE centres! You are more than welcome to join our society, whether you're new to DofE or a seasoned pro. Please contact us if you want to get involved!
We now operate through Bablake Scout Network, Coventry Scouts, the Scout Association. You don't need to have been a member of the Scouts before, and registering for the Scout Network is free and easy. It also gives you a lot more opportunities for your volunteering section and residential.