Welcome Packs

At the moment, DofE Leaders receive Welcome Packs when they purchase participation places from DofE Essentials — accessed through eDofE — and hand them out to new participants.

From 1 September 2019, this will change. The DofE will send updated Welcome Packs directly to new participants’ homes when they register their address on their eDofE profile.

For operational reasons, Leaders will continue to hand out Welcome Packs to participants who live in Northern Ireland, or who are doing their DofE in the secure estate. For participants who have an overseas home address, packs will be sent to their DofE centre, addressed to the participant.

The Bronze, Silver and Gold Welcome Packs will each include five main elements:
– Information for participants
– Information for parents and carers
– Participant’s DofE Card
– Assessors’ cards
– A guide to choosing expedition kit.

For more information about the changes to Welcome Pack delivery, read our FAQs.

You can download digital copies of the contents of the packs here.