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Adult Selection for WSJ in North America
6th May 2017

Well what a weekend we all had at Caddihoe! Over 100 scouts and Explorers had fun whilst assisting in selecting the leaders to take our young people...

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Upcoming events

Run to the Fun 4: July 2018
29th July - 5th August 2018

WSJ America: July 2019
22nd July - 2nd August 2019

Opportunities

These are the current residential and volunteering opportunities. This section will grow over time as more opportunities arise. We have also included some useful volunteering links on this page.

Useful links

http://www.devonyouthservice.org.uk/ DofE Devon has some pages here which include volunteering, residential and expedition opportunities.

www.Scouts.org.uk  and look in the Oportunities section.

 

Volunteering

Teignmouth Lifeboat Station Teignmouth Lifeboat Station are still looking for one volunteer to help around the Station and in particular to help with showing groups of visitors around.  This opportunity is only open to young people aged 16+ but is ideal for anyone wanting to know about the Lifeboat Service.  There will be a chance to see how the station operates plus all the kinds of things that the volunteer fundraisers do to support the work of the RNLI. If you are interested please contact us in the DofE Devon office in the first instance and we will arrange to put you in touch with the appropriate person at the Station.

ISCA Wheelchair Dancers

The Isca Wheelchair Dancers are looking for partners to join in with their dancing classes.  This group meets on Tuesday evenings at a venue on the Quay in Exeter and is for people with a range of disabilities, including some with little or no sight. They are looking for partners who either can dance, or would like to learn.  This group is all about having fun and learning something new at the same time. 

So if you would like to join in and work towards the volunteering section of your Duke of Edinburgh's Award - please contact Kathy Gibson, Phone: 01884 32087 Messages returned after 6.00pm Or email us at: iscawheelchairdancers@gmail.com

RSPB Exe Estruary

The RSPB on the Exe Estuary are looking for a Devon DOE group to volunteer on the Exminster reserve to help make benches and picnic tables for the local community to use.   Please contact Visitor Officer Gemma Dunn on 01392 824614 for more information if you think you can help.

Residential

Good News- Help at a local Jamboree, camping at least four nights for your Gold DofE Residential.

June 1st to 4th 2012 at Wincanton, Somerset.

Good Value and good fun !

What more can you ask, however for individuals, not for Groups.

 

If you know of a Gold participant who wishes to attend, I would suggest they should book with Richard directly  e- mail:-  mediamanager@somersetscouts.org.uk

 

 

Outward Bound Courses

FREE Outward Bound Courses with The Sir Frances Chichester Trust in Wales, Lake District and Scotland.

For more details and an application form contact : Anthea Parkyn at YFC Centre, Retail Park Close, Marsh Barton Road, Exeter EX2 8LG Telephone 01392 250976 e-mail: info@chichestertrust.org.uk

Canal Restoration in England & Wales    Canal Camps  Details have been circulated to Leaders, but you can look at the  www.wrg.org.uk  website. 

Sea Voyages for Gold Residential

"See here for the full voyage programme, with prices, dates, details and latest availability: http://www.oytsouth.org/booking-form/booking-voyage-2011.asp. You can also look here for our big summer adventure: http://www.oytsouth.org/availability/tall-ships-2011.asp - not only the Tall Ships race series but some exciting voyages either side. Contact the office http://www.oytsouth.org/contacts.asp with enquiries or to make a booking."


Jubilee Sailing Trust

The JST is a charity which promotes the integration of physically disabled and able-bodied people through tall ship sailing. It has been running for over 30 years, and during that time has enriched, and in many cases changed, the lives of many thousands of people. The two, unique, ships, Lord Nelson and Tenacious, have been designed and built to enable people of all physical abilities to sail side by side on equal terms. They usually spend the summer in British and European waters, before setting off for the winter sun in the Canaries, the Med, or Antigua. You have to be 16 or over to take part on one of these fabulous working holidays, but there is no upper age limit - we have had a 99 year-old sail with us!

To encourage leadership and communication skills, and a greater awareness of diversity issues, we offer people between the ages of 16 and 25 a scheme called the Youth Leadership@Sea for which they have to undertake a number of tasks, such as taking over a watch and giving a presentation with others. Funding of up to 300 is available for participants of this. Also, joining a voyage of 5 days or more counts as the residential element of the D of E Gold Award. More details of these schemes and of JST can be found at www.jst.org.uk.      Through our Head Office, local contacts and our own branch, we can often offer help with funding a voyage.

Alan Puddicombe

Tel  01752 862868

E-mail:      aandvpud@btinternet.com

Secretary of the Plymouth Branch of the Jubilee Sailing Trust (JST).


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