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DofE offers an individual challenge and encourages young people to undertake exciting, constructive, challenging and enjoyable activities in their free time. In Boys’ Brigade, DofE can work alongside the Company Section programme.

Your DofE Contacts

Queries regarding the DofE Award please email nihq@boys-brigade.org.uk.
For queries in relation to expeditions email our DofE Expedition Advisor, Malcolm McFadden at Dofeni@boys-brigade.org.uk.

DofE in 2021 – DofE With a Difference

During 2020 and 2021 DofE introduced temporary programme changes to allow young people to continue with their Awards during covid-19 restrictions. Find out about DofE with a Difference here

Ordering Welcome Packs – new for 2021

Leaders can email orders to the BB office at nihq@boys-brigade.org.uk and pay by card online. Staff at HQ will allocate the required number of places to your Centre on eDofE. Leaders should then allocate those places to young people and prompt them to log into their DofE accounts and add their personal details, including their home address. This will trigger the issuing of their Welcome Pack from DofE, direct to home.

Welcome Pack Prices (Sept 2021):  Bronze & Silver £26 | Gold £33

Paypalme – Use this link to pay by Paypal

Alternatively, ring the office to pay by card – 028 9268 8444.

Outdoor Related Discounts

All DofE participants, Leaders and volunteers get a discount card that gives you a discount in five retailers in-store and online: GO Outdoors, Blacks, Millets, Ultimate Outdoors and Tiso.
Find out about the DofE Card here

DofE Expedition Notifications

Updated June 2021:

The expedition notification process has changed. Open the link below to view the details.

Expedition Resources


The following forms and publications are available for download (PDF files), further resources are available at www.dofe.org.

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