David Scott, Development Officer joined up with staff from The Boys’ Brigade in Scotland and took on a DofE Diamond Challenge to celebrate The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award 60th Diamond Anniversary
Boys’ Brigade Scotland took on a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) Diamond Challenge to raise funds to help the DofE put two million more young people through the program – 400,000 of which are disadvantaged. The staff choose to swim, cycle, canoe and even run the Forth & Clyde and Union canals and all money raised for this challenge will be specifically fed back into Boys’ Brigade Scotland’s work with the DofE.
The DofE Charity is currently celebrating its Diamond Anniversary, having helped to transform the lives of millions of young people in the UK and across the globe since it was founded in 1956.
Boys’ Brigade Scotland works with the DofE to give 14 to 24 year olds a unique opportunity to grow as young adults, gaining valuable life experience while developing essential employability skills. Setting their own challenges and learning practical skills helps to prepare each individual for the world of work.
David completed the West Highland Way, Water of Leith Walkway and part of John Muir Way (Port Seton to South Queensferry) by foot. He also completed part of the Union Canal (Lochrin Basin to EICA Ratho) by kayak.