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Welcome to the Duke of Edinburgh Society page! This is a society dedicated to getting student interested through their Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award. Whether you need help with the sections of your award, residential ideas or need to get through those expeditions, we are here to help! Through our society you can complete your expedition section, undertaking the planning and head out on a 2, 3 and 4 day expedition in wild country with up to 6 other people. This is a great way to get to know more people and it's a rewarding experience.
Anyone can undertake DofE up until your 25th Birthday and it dosen't matter if you are not a bronze/silver award holder or have no idea what the the award scheme is about. So why not come along to our weekly meeting. Monday 7-8pm, David Hume Tower LG.08
What is the D of E award?
It is an award that any person ages between 14 and 24 years old. There are 3 possible levels: bronze silver and gold, our society mainly focuses on helping students complete their Gold award. The award is completed by doing 5 sections: Volunteering, Physical, Skills, Expedition and for Gold, a Residential. You will find yourself helping people or the community, getting fitter, developing skills, going on an expedition and taking part in a residential activity
Why should I do it?
It gives you skills that employers look for and it looks great on a CV, especially the gold award. It improves your teamwork planning and much much more. You will also make a difference to other people’s lives and your community, be fitter and healthier, make new friends and have memories to last you a lifetime.
For more information look at the awards official website http://www.dofe.org/en/content/cms/doing-your-dofe/ or come to one of our weekly meetings (see facebook page link for up to date infomation about our society)
What does this society do?
We hold weekly meetings to provide relevant training and information before the practice and final expeditions. We prepare you for practice and assessed expeditions, giving you training on equipment, health & safety, cooking in the outdoors and route planning. As well as organising the practise and final expeditions and having socials throughout the academic year which are always loads of fun!! Building on teamwork vital for the expeditions or just having a good laugh in the pub, we like to make sure we provide a fun side to complement the work you'll be putting in to complete your awards.
What can i do now i've compelete my gold award?
DofE programmes are run by Leaders, many of whom are volunteers. People who get a buzz from helping people achieve. Individuals who, in many cases, achieved Awards themselves – people like you! You may have even experienced this through doing DofE leadership for your Gold volunteering activity. You could become a supervisor or an assesor for groups around Edinburgh. For more information speak to the committee of find out more information at http://www.fota.org.uk/exped-volunteers
Cairngorms and Arrochar 2017
Isle of Arran 2018