Elsie MaCracken DofE Project

The Elsie MaCracken project aims to enable girls and young women who would not otherwise be able to do their Duke of Edinburgh’s award for various reasons to do so by working in partnership with others.

The idea is that by working together participants can help each other complete the different sections of the award and then together, if they are doing the same level of award to complete the expedition. The Elsie MaCracken project would then provide 50% of the cost of the expedition through JoyofAdventure.


Project ideas;

Bronze DofE Support

Supporting Bronze award students at Coleridge Community College or level 1 students at Cambridge Regional College.  Gold participants would meet weekly with a small group of students to help them to complete the different sections of the award and them prepare them with DofE staff for their expedition either by foot or canoe.

Centre St Pauls partnership

There are lots of opportunities for working in partnership at St Pauls

  1. Cooking and serving to Thursday club
  2. Cooking and serving lunch to Monday night supper club
  3. Dance, singing or Art classes for toddlers or primary school pupils

The aim of each of these activities is to work together with the people involved each week.



All those taking part in the Elsie MaCracken project would be invited to complete their residential section of the award by helping people to camp, canoe and learn bush craft skills who either have never had the opportunity to camp or who need support in camping.

Please get in touch by email (dofe@joyofadventure.co.uk) for more information.

Application is by letter explaining why you would like to do your Duke of Edinburghs award and which project you would like to be involved with.