How condensed can I make my sectional activities?
Sectional activities need to average an hour a week, with the first and last activities being the full section duration apart. At Bronze level it is usual for activities to be weekly. For longer sections at Silver and Gold (potentially at Bronze depending on the activity) it can help for the activity to be longer (in terms of hours per session) but less often. This can be particularly good for the Volunteering section to allow participants to take on more interesting, challenging and responsible activities. In these cases, for example, a Gold programme lasting 12 or 18 months with a monthly activity of say six hours would be acceptable.
These kind of decisions must be made in reference to the individual, their overall programme and with the prior agreement of their DofE Leader/Licensed Organisation.