Learning & collecting

Intrigued how the crimes are solved in the TV show CSI? Are you always head of the style stakes and want to learn more about fashion? Or just fancy starting a collection of old comics? This is your chance!

The possibilities are endless and you should find a person, people or group local to you that could help. You should develop a programme which is interesting, relevant to you and will teach you new skills. Along the way you’ll have fun, make friends, learn new skills – or even share your own skills with others!

Here are just a few ideas of the sort of things you could do to get you started:


  • Collect movie posters and blog about each one
  • Collect stamps and create a website showcasing your collection
  • Collect old seaside postcards and create a scrapbook of them
  • Collect coins from around the world and research their history


  • Discover career opportunities related to criminology and make a careers guide for school
  • Learn how a criminal can be identified using the latest technology
  • Find out about cyber-crime and write up your results
  • Look at trends in youth crime and learn about the youth and criminal justice system


  • Do a fashion course and create a portfolio of your designs
  • Organise an accessories fashion show displaying a range of items you have collected
  • Develop knowledge of fashion in three different cultures and give a presentation to your group
  • Learn about the impact World War II had on fashion, and scrapbook your findings

Remember, these are just a few ideas. Chat to your Leader, family, friends and people who’ve already achieved an Award to see what they’ve done and what opportunities are available in your local area.

Don’t forget to check with your Leader that what you choose to do meets the DofE’s requirements for this section and your level.

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