Summertime means more outdoor time- whether you're with family hiking a woodland trail, or with pals having a bbq in an open field, or even if you're doing a DofE expedition- its important that you are aware of some of the more subtle risks of the outdoors. That would be the tiny nuisance called Ticks!
Ticks are annoying tiny insects that latch onto humans and animals to suck their blood. They are normally harmless, but it's important to be aware that they can pose a serious risk to humans.
We have made a handy guide on ways to prevent a Tick bite when outdoors, however, we are not always lucky enough to avoid these sneaky little things so we need to know how to handle a Tick bite if it occurs.
It's recommended to visit the NHS website for expert advise on how to treat a tick bite or learn more about Lyme disease. Www.NHS.uk/conditions/lyme-disease/
Feel free to post your own tips if you know any!
Are you a Silver DofE participant looking for a qualifying Expedition? Then look no further and consider signing up to our open Silver qualifying Expedition 6-9 August in the Pentlands!
Be quick as there is only a limited amount of spaces available. Click on the notice board link in the bio where you can find futher information and bookings.
It was a fantastic day had by all at this year's Gold Award Presentation at The Palace of Holyroodhouse. Head over to our Facebook page to check out some great pictures taken of guests during the day!
Facebook.com/DofEScotland> GAP 2019 photo album
Not long until #GoldAward Presentation 2019! Are you excited?
Your invites are in the post and should be with you by early next week. If you haven't received your GAP invite by 28th Friday, then please get in touch with our office on 0131 3430920.
It was a great pleasure to welcome Youth Glasgow Talent DofE participants from Whitehill Secondary School to our regional office yesterday!
Jack, Emily and Liam spoke enthusiastically about the positive difference #DofE has on young people who are from the most hard to reach areas in Scotland. They all said, The DofE has developed their confidence, resilience and has opened up a whole new avenue of life for them.
As part of the @mcrpathways mentoring program, more young people than ever from hard to reach areas have access to new opportunities and experiences like The DofE that develop personal growth and future aspirations!
Read more about the important work of MCR Pathways at their website: WWW.mcrpathways.org
Do you have a #DofE expedition coming up? Wayfayrer are offering the chance to win a weekends worth of expedition food! Head over to @dofeuk and click the link in bio for entry details.
Mental health is an important issue, especially for young people with exams, social media influences and social pressures.
We understand there are many causes and links to poor mental health that require specialist treatment, but we can make you aware that doing your #DofE Award can make a whole lot of difference to the way you feel and think!
Your #DofE expedition is an exciting and fulfilling experience that will push you and your group to new challenging feats, however, underestimating the outdoors can result in accidents that will require quick and calm thinking.
In the event of an accident in your group, you should know how to act and what steps to take. It can make a difference.
Thanks to invaluable advice from @mountaineeringscotland , we have created this flyer to tell you what to do in this instance, so take a few minutes to familiarise yourself so you know exactly what to do in this situation.
As a tip, text the word 'register' to 999 so you can enrol yourself in the text service with the emergency services.
The Expedition season is kicking off! It's an exciting time to create cherished memories with friends, challenge your potential and have a lot of fun in the outdoors. However, The DofE Expedition offers a lot more to you personally- your physical and mental health! Its an awsome activity that covers so much health benefits that the human body desires. So have a great expedition season and enjoy what the outdoors has to offer! #IAmDofE#scottishoutdoors
We are excited to announce that the Gold Award Presentations invites have been sent out! Be sure to check your emails ( and spam box) where you can follow the instructions on how to accept. #IAmDofE#GoldAward