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The Award helps young people discover, develop and achieve their greatest potential through activities involving community service, developing personal skills, physical recreation and adventurous journeys that are completed locally and overseas.

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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.”