Pioneer 2 camp offers an experience far more rewarding than the average DofE residential.
From the very start of camp I felt welcome and was able to get involved in activities that made me feel like I was making a real difference.
I had great fun on camp, made some great friends and took away many great memories.
— Andrew Sims, volunteer since 2011

If you are currently completing your gold Duke of Edinburgh award,  Pioneer II is a great way to fulfill your residential requirement.  Not only will you be helping out a great cause, but you'll have a great time and get to try a range of new activities.  We've had a number of D of E volunteers in the past so we are fully aware of the requirements of a D of E residential and are used to completing the necessary reports.

Frequently Asked Questions about completing you D of E at Pioneer II

Are you a Duke of Edinburgh Approved Activity Provider? 
We are not currently an Approved Activity Provider,  however we are still eligible to provide residential placements towards your Gold Award.

Will you complete my Record Book? 
There will be a specified D of E coordinator at camp who will complete your book at the end of the week.  They will also be an extra source of support if you should need it.

Do I have to come for the whole week? 
Technically Pioneer II is longer than the time needed to complete your Gold Award residential placement, however we ask that if at all possible you still attend for the entire camp (Saturday to Saturday).  Partly this is to provide consistency for our campers,  but also because you'll really be missing out if you only attend part of the week.

Can my friend come too? 
We will accept D of E volunteers who know each other but you will be placed in separate teams. This is because part of your residential experience is meeting new people and learning to work with a team you don't know.

If you have any further questions, please check out our general FAQ page: Frequently Asked Questions about Pioneer II