Since its creation in 1956 by H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh, the D of E Award has gone from strength to strength. Guided by the same set of principles and by young people themselves, it’s as relevant today as it was then. The D of E Award was based on Kurt Hahn’s Moray Badge, run by him while Headmaster at Gordonstoun School.
A flexible programme that helps to develop young people for life and work, the numbers speak for themselves: 93% of participants feel that D of E has helped them to work in a team and 84% feel that they have become a more responsible person.
The award is for everyone who likes a challenge. The mission is simple - 'to inspire, guide and support young people in their self-development, and recognise their achievements'.
The Air Cadet Organisation is proud to be the D of E Award's largest participant.