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If you would like to sign up for the Scottish Leaders' Conference, please visit our events page.


Win £1,000 with Our Environment Competition

Are you looking for an environmental project to do for your DofE Award that could make a real difference to your local community? If the answer is yes, why not get involved in the 2016 Our Environment competition? It could be a part of your Volunteering or Skills section, or even part of your Expedition aim.

To enter, Scotland’s Environment Web wants you to:

  • find a local environmental problem;
  • investigate it;
  • tell us how you would reduce the problem and make your local environment better.

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The winners of each of the competition categories will win £100, and the overall winning entry will receive £1,000, as well as help and support to take the idea forward. They will also be nominated for the Young Scot Awards.
Entries can be produced in any format, but must be submitted electronically. Formats can include:

  • written work;
  • animation;
  • comic format;
  • art work;
  • audio or video.

The closing date for entries is 22 April 2016. Further information about the competition can be found on the competition website. While you’re at it, why not also submit your entry to the Young Reporters’ Scotland competition


Youth Work Changes Lives

This week YouthLink Scotland is putting on the Youth Work Expo. It's an event that showcases the incredible impact youth work has on everyone in Scotland. In support of the Expo, here's a peek at how DofE works in a youth work setting. 

If you think DofE would fit with your work, please get in touch with us at Scotland@DofE.org or 0131 343 0920.



Sign up now for the Scottish Leaders’ Conference

Sign up now to the Scottish Leaders’ Conference 2016. Have you heard of Social Bite? It’s the massively popular social enterprise that received more than 73,000 donations over Christmas with the help of a certain Mr Clooney. Josh Littlejohn, the founder of Social Bite, will be speaking at the Conference.

Sign up for the conference

Sign up and hear from Josh why doing good for society is key to the world today and how you can encourage young people with big ideas to make it happen.

Josh Littlejohn

Here he is at our Gold Awards Presentation last year - the young people loved hearing about his journey.

At the Conference you will also attend helpful workshops, get exclusive deals at the marketplace, network with other DofE Leaders and more. It will all kick off at 9:00 on the 27th February at the Carnegie Conference Centre in Dunfermline. 

Here are some of the workshops you might be interested in: 

  • Minimising impact of the DofE programme and leave no trace
  • Building capacity and managing big numbers
  • Designing an expedition training programme
  • Volunteering – but where and how?
  • Running DofE in challenging times
  • Getting the story out there…Getting noticed and getting buy in!

If you are new to DofE, sign up and get £10 off the price of your ticket, which is already a low price of £50 for the day. Your ticket includes refreshments and lunch. Sign up and find out more about how you can help young people change their lives through DofE.

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Join in the conversation about the Conference by using the hashtag #SLC16.


Have a Resolution? Make it a DofE Challenge!

Lots of people make resolutions for the New Year to give something up, take up something new or change direction in life. If you have a resolution, why not make it your DofE Challenge?

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Anyone of any age or ability can do their DofE Diamond Challenge. Pick a challenge of your choice: adventure, skill or personal. Then sign up and get going. 


Use your resolution to help disadvantaged young people change their lives. Everything that you raise as part of your DofE Challenge will go towards supporting young people to do their DofE Award. Seize the day and sign up your DofE Challenge now

Stuck for ideas? Here’s some Diamond Challenge inspiration from BuzzFeed.


For more stories please visit our news archive.


Contact us

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award
Rosebery House
9 Haymarket Terrace
EH12 5EZ
phone: 0131 343 0920
Email: scotland@DofE.org  

How to get to Rosebery House

DofE Scotland staff contacts page

Start your DofE or become a volunteer by getting going to the Find a DofE Contact page

Find Approved Activity Providers in Scotland

Scotland's National Youth Work Strategy
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