We are returnign to Perth High School to hold our latest Volunteer CPD and Training Day, this time with a bit of a difference!

At various events, when we hear what people say, there is alwasy one constant......." I enjoyed meeting people....." so this year we are givng you the chance, not only to chat to each other, but to attend facilitated discusisons on a wide variety of topics.  We are running various classes as well & hope that each of you will bring your favourite HIll Lunch to share ideas with friends, old and new. 

It would also be ideal if you could bring a friend who might enjoy the day and may consider volunteering with us too........

Looking forward to seeing as many volunteers as possible on the day

To all Gold Award participants, please see the Residential Section opportunity being delivered by Perth & Kinross Council and Live Active Leisure;

"Perth & Kinross Council (PKC) DofE development team are offering an Activity and Conservation based Gold Residential at the Blackwater Outdoor Centre, Blacklunnans near Glenshee. The Residential will run from Monday 3rd April until Friday 7th April 2017 with participants accommodated at the Blackwater Outdoor Centre.

 The five day, four night residential will include the following activities: Open Canoeing, Bushcraft, Outdoor First Aid, Woodland Crafts, Rock Climbing and Archery. Time will also be set aside for participants to undertake quiet periods for study. The Residential week is open to registered Gold participants aged between 16 and 25yrs and a maximum of two participants per PKC DofE group. The course meets all the requirements for the Gold DofE Residential and is an excellent opportunity for young people to experience journeying on water and activities historically related to the open canoe.

 The cost of the Course, which includes board, accommodation and transport, is £200. This residential is open to a maximum of 12 participants only. The activity Instructors will be provided by PKC DofE and Live Active Sport Staff. For a booking form or further information, please contact the Award Office, Integrated Services for Young People on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 01738 474580 for details. Ask for Scott Martin or Brenda Hanson."

Please click here for the Residential Advertisement Information

Please click here for the Residential Booking Form

The article below was issued from HQ DofE Edinburgh recently;

"Get your Gold Awards in by 31 March

The Gold Awards Presentation at Holyrood Palace is fast approaching. We do not have a date confirmed by the Palace yet, but we expect the presentations to fall during Royal Week, which this year is the 3 to 7 July.

We ask that your Gold Award participants complete their DofE Award by the 31 March in order to be invited to the 2017 presentations.

We would encourage you to use the ‘1 section to complete’ report in the reporting suite to identify and chase up Gold Award participants who are nearly finished. If you need any help with the reporting suite, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. "

All of us here at the Association, hope that you have a great 2017 and keep busy with your groups.

Please see our courses page for opportunities during 2017.

Please register and use our discusion forum on the websiste for problems, thoughts, ideas, sharing of Information and lets use each other for support.

Lets have another Great DofE Year!!

 

 

All of us here at the Association, hope that you have a great 2017 and keep busy with your groups.

Please see our courses page for opportunities during 2017.

Please register and use our discusion forum on the websiste for problems, thoughts, ideas, sharing of Information and lets use each other for support.

Lets have another Great DofE Year!!

 

 

Last month, pupils and leaders from the Award group at the school, were invited to take part in the celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award, held in the Scottish Parliment at Holyrood.

Well done to all for representing Perth & Kinross so well!

 pitlochry dofe award group visitng holyrood for the awards 60th anniversary

We have decided to extend our chgallenge to allow for a full 12 months colours and wildlife to be able to be photographed.  All the pertinent details are on our 60th Anniversay page  So go on, get your camera out and make us proud!!!  You now have until the 17th April 2017.

Ther are currenlty 4 spaces left for the above course, that will be held over the weekdn 19 & 20 November 2016 at the Cricket PAvillion by the Award Office, direction ca be found on the page "Contact Us."  The cost is £60, payable upon booking and there are subsidies available for PKC Volunteers. 

The course will run from 09:00 until 17:00 on both days and you will need to bring clothing to work outdoors with and a set of footwear for indoors, refreshemnts will be supplied but you must bring your own lunch.  Please bing any writing materials that you feel will be necessary.

Pleae book by e-mailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

It was felt that offering out a series of talks by both National & Local figures would be a good way of volunteers mixing in a relaxed environment, with stimulating topics that would interest you & your family and friends.

So far our line up looks like this:

Wednesday 26th October 2016, Souter Theatre in the A. K. Bell library 19:00 till 20:30 Craig Mathieson, Artic Explorer and the Royal Scottish Geogrphical Society's, Explorer in Residence.  He will talk about his experiences and how he has worked with young people in the most inhospitable climates that planet earth has to offer.  Entry is free but a silver collection on exit will be given to Craig's Polar Academy.  This is open to volunteers, supporters, participants & the general public.

Saturday 19th November 2016, At TISO Outdoor Adventure, Inveralmond, Perth from 19:00 Heather Morning, Mountaineering Scotland's, Safety Advisor, whilst this is open to the public, we can get tickets for you and if you make yourself known to Heather, she will be haaopy to talk with you.  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mountain Safety Advisor : Heather Morning

With a lifetime's experience in the mountains, Heather works full-time for the MCofS as the Mountain Safety Advisor and is based at Glenmore Lodge in the Cairngorms.Heather holds her Mountain Instructor Award and has instructed and coached for 30 yearsat a variety of outdoorcentres including both the National Centres (Glenmore Lodge and Plas y Brenin).

Heather holds a BA Hons degree in Recreation & Community, a Post Graduate Certificate in Outdoor Education and a Masters degree in Sustainable Mountain Development. In her spare time she is an active mountaineer, climber, sea kayaker and mountain biker.Heather is also a long-standing member of the Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team. (Courtesy of the MCofS web site)

 

 

 

There will be no talk in December, but for the new year we are waiting on confirmation from Chris Townsend, who is currently out on expediton & talks from our own Steve Spalding, on preparing for assessment, myths burst!

Look out for these dates on here and on our social media outlets FB & Twitter

 

Here at the association, we are selling Diamond Anniversary pens as a momento of the occasion.

They are £2 per pen and are available through 'The big give' section of our site!

Lovely pens!