ADVENTUROUS JOURNEY

The Adventurous Journey section encourages a sense of adventure whilst undertaking a team journey or expedition. As part of a small team, participants will plan, train for and undertake a journey with a defined purpose in an unfamiliar environment.

The journey can be an exploration or an expedition but must be a challenge. The aim of this Section is to provide participants with the opportunity to learn more about the wider environment, as well as to develop their self-confidence, team work and health. Participants are taken out of their comfort zone but kept within a safe and secure setting, achieved through suitable training and supervision.

EXAMPLE OF ADVENTUROUS JOURNEY

  • Exploring the natural world: glaciation, erosion, geology, coastal studies

  • Exploring river valleys, plant studies, exploring human impact: visitor pressure in national parks, pollution

  • Carrying out health surveys or health education in remote areas

  • Completing a demanding journey by foot, cycle, canoe or kayak

  • Kayaking the entire navigable area around the island

  • An extensive sail across an ocean

  • Cycling from one end of a country to another 

 

TIME REQUIREMENTS

  • Bronze - two days and one night; average of six hours of purposeful effort per day; minimum 12 hours of purposeful effort in total

  • Silver - three days and two nights; average of seven hours of purposeful effort per day; minimum 21 hours of purposeful effort in total

  • Gold - four days and three nights; average of eight hours of purposeful effort per day; minimum 32 hours of purposeful effort in total

“Challenge yourself to journey with your eyes open.”