AIR CADETS AND THE AWARD
The Canadian Armed Forces and The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award - Canada share a common interest in encouraging young people to become active and responsible members of their communities. In September 2017, the two organizations signed a national Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) encouraging Award divisions and Cadet programs across Canada to collaborate to serve young people.
Cadets and Junior Rangers can use some of their program activities towards the Award. Participants ?are not restricted to only Cadet/Junior Ranger activities, and may also choose to use other activities they participate in their schools or communities in their Award design.
The Award Program is open to anyone between the ages of 14 and 24. First you will need to decide which level is right for you.
Bronze: 14 years
Silver: 15 years
Gold: 16 years
You can start any level as long as you meet the minimum starting age requirement. As a Participant, you have until your 25th birthday to complete your Duke of Ed Award. You may submit your Award after the date, but all activities must be completed by then.
All activities counted toward the Award must be extra-curricular and voluntary.
COMMUNITY SERVICE Give Back
Find Your Genius
Break a Sweat
Get Wild and Explore
Go Away with Others and Find Yourself
You'll create your own program, choosing activities for each section of the Award. This is your Award and it is up to you what you do for each section. It is all about setting a challenge for yourself when you progress and achieving your goals.
The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is presented by the following individuals, and Cadets are entitled to ear the Award Pin on their Uniforms:
Bronze: A local member of government or dignitary.
Silver: The Lieutenant Governor of Alberta at a special Award Ceremony.
Gold: The Governor General of Canada or a member of the British Royal Family at a special Award Ceremony.
HOW TO SIGN UP
The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is not a part of the Air Cadet Training Program. Award Leaders volunteer to facilitate the award and many cadet activities qualify for use within the award structure. If cadets are interested in signing up you can go to the follwoing website:
1. Select Register as an award applicant.
2. Select Canada as your country
3. Select Alberta, NWT, Nunavut as your Operating Authority
4. Select Cadets as your Sub Operating Authority
5. Select RCACS 287 Beaumont as your Award Unit
6. Input: email@example.com as your award leader email
7. Select the level you are registering based on your age. [Cadets are encouraged to complete all three levels of the award, however direct entry into Silver or Gold is available if cadets are old enough]
8. Add your contact information
9. Add your Personal Details
10. Fill out Parent / Guardian Consent
11. Pay the registration fee online. [Please do not bring cash into squadron, online payment is requested for all participants at this time]
Completing all these steps will start your registration with the Duke of Edinburgh's Award. Your award leader [Capt Bryan] will receive notification you wish to join the unit and will approve your membership. You may start tracking completed hours and activities from the day you are officially registered with the program.
Duke of Edinburgh's Award Alberta: https://www.dukeofed.org/ab/division-home
Cadets and the Award: https://www.dukeofed.org/ab/cadets
For Parents: https://www.dukeofed.org/ab/parent-resources
287 RCACS AWARD LEADER
Captain Tyler Bryan is the Award Leader for 287 Beaumont RCACS, and is a Gold Award Recipient of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org with DUKE OF ED in the subject line for a direct response from Capt Bryan. Cadets and parents are also encouraged to come to the Squadron Office with any questions or to get assistance registering for the program. There will be meetings for Duke of Ed participants periodically to assist with planning and record keeping throughout the year.