Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award

Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award

Are you between 14 and 24 years old ?
Do you want to be active and help others ?
Then we are looking for YOU !

Subscribe now by filling out the following document !

Welcome to the Mérite Jeunesse at the LML !

  IMG_7337 First, you need to determine what level is right for you. The Award is divided into three levels: Bronze, Silver, and Gold. (Click here for more information about those three levels or read this quick overview of each of the levels of the award and what is required to achieve them) Depending on your age and experience, you may choose to start at the beginning (Bronze) and work your way up, or jump right in to Silver or Gold. Completing a level of the Award can take as little as 6 months, or 18 months or more, depending on your level and personal pace. Here are some ideas on what you can do in each category ! Learn more about all three levels and the commitment each requires by downloading the Summary of Conditions for references. (Find the black and white print version here) There are many benefits to doing The Award. Here are just a few of the key points about doing it! Take some time to read other participant’s stories !


Contact us


Couldn’t you reach us at the SPOES ?

Don’t hesitate to write us !

Tutor Expedition supervisor and assessor: Mrs. Anne Buchler

Tutor Mrs Josée Lampertz

Tutor Mr Georges Wallstroem

Frequently asked questions

  IMG_7402 1. I want to sign up for the Award but I have problems to plan my program (i.e. missing skill, sport or service). Please use this document as inspiration.

2. I would like to sign up for the Mérite Jeunesse, but I cannot find the necessary form to fill out ! Find the necessary form here !

3. Where can I find the tutors at the LML ? You can find Mrs. Josée Lampertz  in her office at the SPOES (Office hours: Mondays through Friday from 9AM to 2:15PM and Wednesdays from 9AM to 4PM)!

4. Do I have to do 2 hikes in total to obtain any Award ? YES, you do need to do 2 hikes, one for preparation and one as a final hike.

5. Do we have to achieve our goals in all four categories (voluntary work, skills, sports, expedition) ? YES, you have to achieve your goals in all four of the categories. There will be no exception.

6. Until I get my own record book, where can I get those hours signed off that I already did ? Click here for the necessary files.

7. Which maps to choose for which part of the country? Click here to find a map that shows you how !

8. Where can I find online and print the maps I need to plan my journey ? Visit this site !

9. When we’ve decided on our group members for the expedition, where can we register our group ? Click here for group registration!

10. We’ve decided on our hike route but we don’t know where to fill in the information for the assessor! Find the form here !

11. I’ve signed up for an expedition, but I cannot find the important medical form I need to fill out ! Download it here: medical form !

12. Is it enough for me to complete the requested hours or do I need to check the requested months ? You have to achieve your goals by doing your activities on a regular basis, which would be ideally about 1 hour per week for the requested number of months.

Camping Beaufort – Evening chill out lounge

Last Day hiking – you go girls!

LML group hiking like Pro’s 🙂

42 participants !

Evening in Camping Op Kéngert

Tipi village at Camping Beaufort Plage

Whilst the snow still lingered in Luxembourg’s little Switzerland, 5 of our students had the courage to dare the adventure of a winter hike through this rough terrain. They did a great job, camping in Pods, cooking on gas stoves and hiking on as if nothing was the matter 🙂 Great job everyone!

On March 28 2019 a few hundred young students from all around Luxembourg gathered at the Forum Geesseknäppchen to receive their Mérite Jeunesse Award from Prince Guillaume and Monsieur Claude Meisch.

Up until now, Ailsa Cullen, Désirée Kebede and Aimi Sefex have received their Mérite Jeunesse Bronze and Silver certificate. The school is very proud of their achievements. 


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