Are you between the ages of 14 and 24? Are you looking for a way to get more involved in your community? To make new friends? To get physically fit? To discover an activity that excites and inspires you? To achieve your potential while exploring the great outdoors? Are you looking for a challenge that is sure to Make a Difference in your life? 

Be part of the Duke of Edinburgh Award team at 330 Danforth Tech Squadron! Get recognized internationally through the opportunity of receiving an award from a member of the Royal Family, just by actively participating in the cadet program! 

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Conceived by his Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh in 1956, and started in Canada in 1963, the program aims to help young people develop strength of character, leadership, and personal discipline through four sectors of activity: community service, sports activities, skills, and expedition (adventure training). 

The award has nearly 600 000 participants in over 108 countries! Like the Air Cadet Program, the Award is voluntary and assessed on individual effort, improvement, and challenge; making the award attainable by all, especially in the Air Cadet Program. In fact, EVERYTHING you do in the cadet program can be counted towards the award requirements! 

The program allows you to work at your own pace and accumulate a certain number of hours per week in different developmental category; all of these hours can be acquired through the cadet program! For example, if you are on the squadron drill team, you can use these practices as a skill development activity or as a physical activity. If you teach on training nights, you meet the community service requirements. High school community service hours and activities outside school and cadets can also be counted towards this program. 

There are three awards levels to achieve, bronze, silver, and gold. Participants can achieve just one or all three if they wish! 

Check out the links below for more information and speak to an NCO to get registered (Note: there is a $30 one time fee per award sought after). Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to be recognized across the world by a member of the Royal Family and develop yourself into an incredible individual! 

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join the program

The program is mostly self-directed, and does not hold regular practices. There will be follow-up meetings on some Wednesday nights, where cadets will create goals with the leader and orient themselves for their self-directed training.

Orientation Session: Monday 6 November, 1830-1930, Danforth Tech