About Us

Meadows Open Gold DofE is a volunteer-run group, open to all young people aged 16-23 in and around Edinburgh who wish to achieve their Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

Each year we aim to deliver a high-quality, low-cost expedition programme which meets all the requirements of the Gold DofE Expedition section within one academic year. We try to foster skills, knowledge and love of the outdoors so that our participants can continue to explore wild places throughout their lives.

We operate under the DofE licence of The City of Edinburgh Council.

What is the DofE?

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is the world’s biggest youth achievement award. It challenges young people to complete a wide-ranging personal programme of activities.
A DofE Award showcases a young person’s experience, skills, resilience, flexibility, team working, self-motivation and commitment. It is recognised by a huge range of leading employers.

Becoming a DofE Leader

We’re looking for adult volunteers based in Edinburgh who love walking in Scotland’s mountains, want to help give great outdoor opportunities to young people in Edinburgh and who can commit to taking full part in our expedition programme.