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Meadows Open Gold offers everyone aged 16-23 in and around Edinburgh the chance to undertake the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award at Gold level. We help young people learn new skills, volunteer their time, improve fitness, broaden horizons, explore the outdoors and gain the recognition they deserve.

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Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019
Switzerland - expeditions — Inspiring Girls Expeditions

This looks like a great residential opportunity for any girls up to 17 who speak french or german.
http://www.inspiringgirls.org/switzerland

Girls On Ice Switzerland

Monday, January 21st, 2019
Expedition Reports

One week left to sign up for our expedition programme this year! If you need any inspiration check out the awesome report one of last year's participants, Christy, has given The Neil Mackenzie Trust
https://theneilmackenzietrust.com/expedition-reports/

2018: Christy Logan Gold D of E Expedition : Glen Affric – Part 1 Glen Affric – Part 2 Kai Westwell report on Expedition to Madagascar Beth Maciver Gold D of E expedition report Calu…

Sunday, October 7th, 2018
Expeditions – Meadows Open Gold DofE

Details of our 2019 expedition programme are now available!
https://www.meadowsdofe.org.uk/expeditions

In the week before and after the practice and qualifying expeditions there may be extra kit collection times, or meetings relocated to the Risk Factory, 20 New Mart Road (Slateford), Edinburgh EH14 1RL to collect or return borrowed kit.

Sunday, October 7th, 2018
DofE Scotland

one of our particpants took part in this. looks fun!

Leadership, team-building, friendship-making and confidence - young people reflect on their Youth Leadership Festival experience. #iAmDofE @Dumfries and Galloway Council Youth Work D&G #YOYP2018

Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

We had our expedition presentations for this year yesterday evening. the presentations were great and really gave us an insight into what our groups were up to. We didn't get chance for a photo on the night, but thanks to the group for our loverly thank you presents.

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018
Edinburgh Participatory Budgeting | Young Scot

If you have a young scot card you have two days left to vote on where money in Edinburgh should be spent on projects that affect you.
There are two projects we work with - friends of the award and the green team - looking for support in the city wide category. We encourage you to support these, and to cast your vote to get your voice heard.
https://young.scot/edinburgh-pb/

Funding is being allocated to youth projects across Edinburgh, and young Scot's have the opportunity to vote for their top three choices on where they think the money should be spent.

Monday, March 12th, 2018
Expeditions – Meadows Open Gold DofE

Last couple of days to sign up for our expedition programme this year!
https://www.meadowsdofe.org.uk/expeditions

We are offering an expedition programme for 2018, running later than the previous expedition programmes we have offered. This programme will deliver almost all of the expedition training through an intensive 5 day training trip, followed by a practice and qualifying expedition. It will involve minim...

Monday, March 5th, 2018

Just sent a finished Gold award for approval, always a great moment to see the effort pay off.

Monday, March 5th, 2018
The Duke of Edinburgh's Award

Molly suffers from anxiety and depression, but her #DofE programme helped her build confidence and "become the person I am today". With DofE you gain the confidence to believe anything is possible.

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018
Expeditions – Meadows Open Gold DofE

Only 4 places left on our expedition programme, starting 20th March! If you want to join us for this now is the time to fill in our application form. The details and link to apply are on our website.
https://www.meadowsdofe.org.uk/expeditions

We are offering an expedition programme for 2018, running later than the previous expedition programmes we have offered. This programme will deliver almost all of the expedition training through an intensive 5 day training trip, followed by a practice and qualifying expedition. It will involve minim...

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