Category: Duke of Edinburgh

SAVE THE DATE – DofESAVE THE DATE – DofE

An information session will be held for prospective Duke of Edinburgh Award candidates at Strichen Kirk on 16th November.

Captains/ Company OICs, parents and Boys/Girls are invited to attend to get details of the Bronze and Silver programme running this year.

Candidates will be signed up at this meeting and agree upon their volunteering, physical and interest aspects of the award.

The Bronze award generally runs along with President’s Badge candidates and the silver level with King’s/Queen’s Badge candidates. This, however, is only a general rule.

DofE TRAINING FOR EXPEDITION – 2022/23DofE TRAINING FOR EXPEDITION – 2022/23

Training for DofE this year will begin 8th November 2022 at Strichen church. Parents of interested parties are invited and encouraged to attend this first night to find out what kit to get and find out what’s involved!

The weekly training day and venue will be decided depending on numbers. If numbers are average (below 25) we will continue teaching on Tuesday evenings at the venue Strichen Town

Hall in the centre of Strichen. If numbers are greater than 25 (never happened yet) we will teach on Monday nights at the Ritchie Hall Strichen.

We will continue with training for at least 3 weeks after.

If on Tuesday’s the dates will be 15th, 22nd, 29th. It’s a 10 week course total. So 6 more weeks will continue after Christmas.

Dates for hikes are yet to be confirmed depending on staff availability.

DofE Assessment Expedition 2022DofE Assessment Expedition 2022

Congratulations to the 9 young men from Buchan Battalion who completed their Assessed Hikes in challenging conditions this weekend.

Well done to Bronze boys Jon & Brody (1st Fraserburgh); Kyran (1st New Pitsligo); Bailey (4th Peterhead)

and Silver boys Marcus & Ross (1st Fraserburgh); Ruary (4th Fraserburgh); Brandon & Connor (1st New Pitsligo) you have all done brilliantly well and a credit to yourselves and your Companies

Thanks also to Steven Wilson (Assessor), Kevin Mutch (Trainer), Kevin Lynch (Supervisor Bronze), Derek Richardson (Supervisor Silver) Grant Massie, Martin Dunbar & Fraser McCann for staffing the Hikes over the weekend.

Bronze Group
Silver Group

DUKE OF EDINBURGH PRACTICE HIKEDUKE OF EDINBURGH PRACTICE HIKE


Eleven young men set off on their Bronze and Silver DofE Practice hike yesterday!

The Bronze candidates must complete a two day hike with one night wild camping whilst the Silver candidates must complete a three day hike with two nights wild camping.

Here are the pictures from yesterday!

Good luck to the candidates and thank you to the officers for giving their time to make these important activities happen.

Bronze Group
Silver Group