Duke, the DofE Chimp


I’m Duke, the DofE Chimp

You may remember my predecessor,

Funky Monkey used to travel with participants on Auckland Challenge journeys, and at night participant’s would make monkey fists (if you went on a journey with us: have you still got yours?).

Now I’m setting off on my own journey

My goal is to connect everyone who has a connection to the Award and collect their Award Stories by hitchhiking around New Zealand! I can only be passed between people who have some connection to the Award and I want to see how far I can go!

You can follow my journey on Instagram


How can you help my journey?

I am travelling between people who have an affiliation with The Award, if you are in some way affiliated with the Award and you meet me then please:

  1. Scan it and fill in the linked form with your name, where I am now and your Award Story or memory along with a photo of me either with you or in a place meaningful to your Award or you. Alternatively upload a photo from your Award activities.
  2. Find the QR code attached to me
  3. I will post your photo and Award Story on my Instagram to document my journey between people and around New Zealand
  4. Find another person affiliated with the Award and pass me on so I can travel somewhere else

Frequently Asked Questions

How does it work?

Duke is passed between people who have a connection to the Award. As each person receives Duke we hope they will upload a photo and Award Story to the linked form so that these can be collated in Duke’s Instagram page to share with the wider community.

What do I do when I get Duke?
I can’t scan the QR code
Who can I give Duke to?
What if I don’t know anyone else with a connection to the Award?
Do I have to be part of Auckland Challenge?
How can I follow Duke?
Can I keep Duke?
Why is Auckland Challenge doing this?
Is Duke being tracked / can I be tracked if I have Duke?
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