In 2006, a 17-year-old Australian schoolboy taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh adventure scheme a program that encourages young people to participate in volunteer work, sports and expeditions died while trekking unsupervised through the bush. Three years later, reporters in Australia asked Prince Edward the Queen and Philip's youngest son, and the chairman of the scheme about the incident. He couldn't recount the specific circumstances; however, he did suggest that the death of a British boy in 1956 had boosted the popularity of the program. "Obviously we don't want that to happen ... [But its] reputation among young people was, 'Wow, this is serious. You could die doing this.' "