The office will be closed from Wednesday 20th December until Monday 8th January.

 

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and best wishes for 2018.

Water safety
 
Watercourses across Scotland can contain a variety of waterborne infections. Therefore, when wild camping it should not be assumed that streams and rivers are clean sources of drinking water, especially due to the high density of sheep and deer across large areas. Leaders should refer to the DofE Expedition Guide advice on taking water from streams (pg 122). Other good sources of information about health and hygiene outdoors (including issues around drinking water) are the NHS advice about avoiding bugs and germs outdoors, and the Mountaineering Scotland advice on health and hygiene.
Scottish Leaders Conference

 

The Scottish Leaders’ Conference 2018 is now open for registration. All DofE Leaders are invited to Stirling on Saturday 27 January for a day of workshops, networking and learning.

The Conference workshop topics include: eDofE, fundraising for DofE centres, the impact of volunteering and more. The workshop sessions will be delivered by YouthLink Scotland, Volunteer Scotland and the DofE Scotland staff team.

The discounted rate of only £25 per delegate is made possible through the generous support of YouthLink Scotland. The delegate rate includes activities, refreshments, lunch and your delegate pack.

Click here for the Conference Poster

A few stats about the number of Duke of Edinburgh participants, click here 

Would you like to be a Duke of Edinburgh's Award Volunteer?

What will you be asked to do?  Well firstly we will provide you with some training that will enable you to understand what we do and how we do it.  From then on in it's as vast as both you and the young people's imagination can take you.

We look for people to:

v  Deliver Training

v  Provide Mentoring

v  Drive Minibuses

v  Help young people decide what to do for the 4 sections of the Award (5 at Gold Level)

v  Facilitate groups of young people to come to a consensus in the decision making phases

v  Help with the electronic E-Doe system that records all the young peoples achievements and their record of how they did this

v  Provide something new that you are interested in and, that may interest the young people and, then guide them through a program of training upon that subject, photography, chess, metal detecting, almost anything!! 

Firstly we are all Perth & Kinross Council Registered Volunteers, we here at the Association work in partnership & we deal with new volunteers in the first instance.

Step 1 - We ask you to fill in a brief application form, available from us or the Council

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Step 2 - We contact the referees that you provided for us in your application form and when we receive them back,

Step 3 -  If your position within your chosen group requires it, you will be put through the Protecting Vulnerable Groups  (PVG) system.

Once this has all been achieved you will be a fully-fledged volunteer. You may attend your chosen group prior to this being completed so long as the group leader allows this and during that time you may not work alone with the participants. (this ensures both you and the participants are not unnecessarily left open to compromise) 

VOLUNTEERS

In order to develop our work supporting young people with asn to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh Award, we need more volunteers. If you can help in any way, whether on a regular basis or just now and again. Current volunteer opportunities:

- Fairview School needs a volunteer to help with Duke of Edinburgh activities and admin.

- Perth Open asn group needs volunteers to help individuals participate in their award.

- Driver to take our off road wheelchair out to individuals for use in their D of E Award.

Volunteers are given training and support. No experience is required. If you are interested please contact Emma Burtles on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .