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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, February 27th, 2018

It was great to see lots of faces at our drop-in meeting tonight, despite the snow.❄️❄️❄️

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

Just a month left if you want to join our walking expedition programme, starting at the end of March. Lots of space left, we'd love to have you along.
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, January 29th, 2018
Meadows Open Gold DofE | The Duke of Edinburgh's Award

We've been busy restyling our website - come take a look, it's all stylish!
https://www.meadowsdofe.org.uk/

Applications open for 2018 spring expedition programme 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 pr...

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

Congratulations to all the silver completionists who received their certificates at the Edinburgh presentation evening last week. We know some of our current participants were there, and Ellie got to speak to some more that might be interested.

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018
eDofE 2 Forgotten passwords

Happy New Year! We hope our participants all have a new years resolution to get eDofE up-to-date! 🤣 If you need some help with eDofE there are some videos on youtube - here's one for anyone who has forgotten their password to log into eDofE! No excuse now! 😉
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JY4ipyjs7Y8

This video is for all eDofE users. 1. It shows you how to request a replacement for your eDofE password Please Note: if the picture isn't clear, manually inc...

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018
YouthLink Scotland

Young people are being encouraged to nominate youth leaders who have made a different in thier lives. We're not fishing for compliments - if there is anyone who has made a difference to you please nominate them.

Did your youth work leader do something worth shouting about in 2017? Nominate them for Youth Worker of the Year! We've made applying even easier this year 👉 http://bit.ly/2hOBhOw

📸 and 💬 by 2015 #YLSawards winner Gemma.

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017
Applications open for 2018 spring expedition programme | Meadows Open Gold DofE

We have some exciting news today - we are advertising for a new Expedition programme running late March - August next year, with a slightly different model from previous years. All the info is on our website: https://www.meadowsdofe.org.uk/2017/12/13/applications-open-for-2018-spring-expedition-programme/

Applications open for 2018 spring expedition programme By Ellie @ Meadows Open Gold DofE | December 13, 2017 0 Comment 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 tra...

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017
The Duke of Edinburgh's Award

The personal statement is an important part of a UCAS application, it's a chance to describe your ambitions and skills to the universities and colleges that you are applying to. Learn how the #DofE can help when writing a #UCAS personal statement > goo.gl/Tmemz8

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

We had an intersting meeting including a visit from the Green Team last night. Afterwards the leaders retitred to a pub for a leaders meeting - we have some ideas brewing for an expedition programme later this year - watch this space...

Monday, November 20th, 2017
The Green Team Edinburgh & Lothians

Remember, we are having a sectional drop-in meeting tomorrow, for anyone working on their Gold with us. The wonderful Green Team are coming in to explain how they can help with your award too
https://www.facebook.com/TheGreenTeamEdin/

The Green Team runs activities in the outdoors for young people, a wonderful mix of learning and doing. We offer opportunities to take part in environmental projects all over Edinburgh and the Lothians.

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