Silver Duke of Edinburgh's International Award
Outward Bound Australia is proud to deliver the Silver Duke of Edinburgh's International Award to all young people 15-24 years in the ACT and NSW. This might be a continuation of your Bronze Award, or it might be the beginning of your journey, where nature will inspire you on your Adventurous Journeys and you will inspire others during your Voluntary Service.
The Silver Award is the second level of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award. You may have already been involved at Bronze level and perhaps you will also go on to do your Gold level.
You can continue with activities you are already taking part in, such as sports or volunteering, and count these towards achieving your Award, or your Award could be an opportunity to try something new and develop a passion for something different.
It will be a challenge though. You need to complete your required hours every week. It takes commitment. If it was easy, everyone would do it. That’s the whole point. It’s a challenge. Are you up to it?
- Design your own Award program
- Set your own goals and record your progress
- Make a positive impact on the lives of others through Voluntary
- Learn valuable practical and social skills for career development
- Take up the challenge of an Adventurous Journey
- Connect with other Award Participants at home and abroad
The Silver Award is the second stage in The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award and you can then continue your Award by undertaking Gold. To find out more, read the full Award Guide for Silver Participants.
- Environmental service: tree planting, Bushcare, Landcare, Streamwatch
- Supporting people in the community: elderly, disabled or those in need.
- Youth work: help those less fortunate than yourself
- Community education and health education
- Charity work: fundraise for a cause you admire
- Supporting a local emergency service: RFS, St John’s Ambulance
- Patrols at your SLSC
- Baseball and softball
- Fitness activities
- Football: Aussie Rules, League, Rugby, Soccer
- Horse riding
- Martial arts
- Mountain biking
- Snow skiing and snowboarding
- Swimming and water polo
- Tennis and squash
- Animals: learn how to care for your pet
- Arts and crafts: painting and drawing
- Games: learn to program games
- Life, technical and vocational skills: start your journey to becoming an Outdoor Leader with Outward Bound!
- Media and communications: learn to build websites
- Navigation: learn to read a map and compass
- Performance Skills: dance, stand-up poetry
- Sports-related: learn to coach or referee your favourite sport
- Hike, paddle or ride your way through the natural world.
- Challenge yourself physically, mentally and emotionally.
- Explore the coastline, river valleys or mountains studying plants, birds, insects or other animals
- Explore historic land use: ancient Indigenous Australians and early colonial Australians
- Exploring human impact: visitor pressure in national parks, pollution monitoring, surveys of numbers of walkers in remote areas
- It’s the only team-specific component of the Duke of Ed Award, have some fun with it!