A Timeline


1957 - Award founded globally
1963 - The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme is introduced to Barbados with the Scouts at the Combermere School
1964 - Barbados Council on Voluntary Services takes responsibility for the Award in Barbados
1964 - First Gold Award Holders presented by HRH Prince Phillip
1967 - Award groups established at Lodge School, Mapps College, The Girl Guides Association, St. John Ambulance, Barbados Cadet Corps and the Church Lads and Church Girls Brigade 
1977 - The Caribbean Award Scheme Council (CASC) is established 
1979 - First Award Regional Expedition to St. Lucia. 
1980 - Richard Goddard leads the first CASC regional expedition to St. Vincent
1981 - The Award is registered as Barbados Registered Charity No. 3
1987 - Barbados jointly hosts the International Gold Award Training event (IGAT87)
1992 - Barbados hosts the CASC Adventurous Journey 
1992 - The Duke of Edinburgh's Award (Foundation) Trust of Barbados is established as Registered Charity No. 214.
2002 - Barbados hosts the CASC Adventurous Journey at the Barbados Youth Service Headquarters at Harrison's Point, under the theme "Unveil the Secret"
2003 - The Award celebrates 40 years in Barbados
2003 - Barbados hosts the 8th International Forum of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award International Association
2013 - The Award celebrates 50 years in Barbados
2013 - Barbados hosts the CASC Adventurous Journey at Lester Vaughn Secondary School under the theme "Journey to a Greener Barbados"
2015 - The Award is officially renamed "The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Barbados
2015 - The Trust is officially renamed "The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Barbados Charity"
2020 - Active Award Units in 19 public and private secondary schools, the UWI Cave Hill Campus, 3 youth organizations and 4 community groups. ​