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Celebrate DofE Day - 5 October

Help us celebrate DofE Day on Wednesday, 5 October. We’re hosting our first Parliamentary Reception at Holyrood that day and need your help to showcase DofE activities from across the country.

How to get involved:

1. Choose your favourite DofE Photo showing you or your group involved in a DofE activity
2. Post it on Twitter or Facebook with the hashtag #IAmDofE
3. That's it! The most creative photo from the day will win a great prize.

DofE Day

We want to create a social media storm of great DofE photos celebrating our Diamond Anniversary, so mark the date in your calendar. 

More ways to celebrate:

You can also show your support by signing up to our Thunder Clap.

You can also download the printable DofE Day poster to put up in your DofE Centre. 


Massive thank you to our Challenge supporters!

The DofE Scotland team would like to say an enormous thank you to our DofE Challenge supporters for their help, guidance and donations towards our DofE Diamond Challenge.

Vango kindly donated dry bags, trek mats, gel burners and Vango buffs to our Challenge. We're sporting the buffs and dry bags in the photo below.

Challenge rucksacks

All the kit was essential to our Challenge – not least the buffs for helping to keep the midges off!! Vango’s long been a supporter of the DofE and a range of their products feature in the Expedition Kit List. Like us, they are celebrating a big anniversary this year – 50 years – so our congratulations to them and our thanks for their support of our Challenge.

Outlook Adventures were also essential to our DofE Challenge. They were kind enough to donate the time of two extremely experienced canoe guides who helped us to navigate the Spey descent. We could not have done it without the help of Dave and Jerry who kept us afloat. Outlook Adventures is an Approved Activity Provider of DofE expeditions. They also grabbed some brilliant photos of us in action.

Challenge rapids

We also have to thank everyone who has made a donation. As a team we’ve now raised over £3,000!!!! We’re amazed by the generosity of our friends, family and other supporters who have helped us to fund raise so much. Everything raised will go towards our work with disadvantaged young people, enabling to change their life chances by taking part in DofE programmes. If you'd like to make a donation, you can do so on JustGiving.


Challenge Completed!

We made it! In 4 days we travelled across Scotland. 134 miles with a 5700 ft ascent by bike, followed by 45 miles down the Spey through a number of rapids (including the washing machine).

It was hard. And we ache (and smell) but are so proud of our achievement. More videos and films to follow but here we are reaching Spey Bay, looking ecstatic.

challenge finish

If you’re inspired, start your Challenge or donate to ours.

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