Information about DofE expeditions
Getting out there, and keeping safe
Running an expedition is no mean feat! Make sure you’ve got all the information you need to run them safely.
Forms you need
There are two types of expedition forms in Girlguiding -
Girlguiding green form
This is used for all Girlguiding DofE practice and assessed expeditions at Bronze, Silver and Gold levels. It’s our way of checking the route and supervision plans are safe and meet the requirements of a DofE expedition.
DofE no longer require a Green form for expeditions, but you will need to make sure the expedition information is up to date in eDofE. Your county DofE adviser needs to approve your Green form before your expedition takes place.
We are currently updating our Green Form, and will release new versions once these are ready.
DofE blue form
This is the form used to notify your county DofE and other relevant advisers that an expedition is taking place abroad.
DofE no longer require a Blue form for expeditions, but you will need to make sure the expedition information is up to date in eDofE. Your county DofE adviser needs to approve your Blue form before your expedition takes place.
We are currently updating the Blue form, and will release new versions once these are ready.
- Get the DofE blue form from the DofE website.
- If you are planning a trip abroad, you also need to fill in the Girlguiding Residential event notification form and inform your international adviser.
Alongside these forms, you’ll also need to make sure you have Health forms for all participants and Information and Consent forms for any participants under 18. There's more information on the girl-led residentials page.
If you're training girls to go on a DofE expedition, make sure you have followed the DofE Expedition training framework for the relevant Award level and the DofE Expedition guide.
You need to have extra experience and/or qualifications depending on the type of expedition the girls you're supervising are going on. For example, if they’re walking, cycling or canoeing.
You’ll need to hold the role of ‘County Duke of Edinburgh Supervisor’ on GO and complete A Safe Space training levels 1 to 3.