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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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BECOME A PARTICIPANT

HOW TO START THE AWARD

Ready to get started on your Award?  Here's what to do next! 

  • Determine what level is right for you. The Award is divided into three levels:

    • Bronze

    • Silver

    • Gold
       

  • Depending on your age and experience, you may choose to start at the beginning (Bronze) and work your way up, or jump right in to Silver or Gold.
     

  • Completing a level of The Award can take as little as 6 months, or 18 months or more, depending on your level and personal pace.
     

  • Learn more about all three levels and the commitment each requires by downloading the Award Requirements reference guide to completing your Award.

THE AWARD FRAMEWORK OVERVIEW

Bronze:  

  • You must be 14 years old to begin the Bronze

  • For this level you have to demonstrate an ongoing and consistent commitment in Service, Skill and Physical Recreation for an average of one hour a week for 13 weeks

  • You also must select one of these sections to spend an additional 13 weeks on

  • The adventurous journey or expedition is 2 days and 1 night

  • The Bronze level will take you a minimum of 26 weeks to complete

Silver: 

  • You must be at least 15 years old to begin Silver or have completed the Bronze level

  • This level has 4 sections. You must demonstrate an ongoing and consistent commitment in Service, Skill and Physical Recreation for  an average of one hour a week for 26 weeks

  • An additional 26 weeks on a section of your choice is required for Direct Entrants (participant who have not completed the Bronze level)

  • The Adventurous Journey is 3 days and 2 nights

  • It takes a minimum of 26 weeks to achieve the Silver level for those who are Bronze Award Holders or 52 weeks for those who go directly into Silver

 

Gold:  

  • You must be at least 16 years old to begin the Gold, even if you have completed the Silver level

  • This level has 5 sections. You must demonstrate an ongoing and consistent commitment in Service, Skill and Physical Recreation for an average of one hour a week for 52 weeks

  • An additional 26 weeks on a section of your choice is required for Direct Entrants (participants who have not completed the Silver)

  • The Adventurous Journey is 4 days and 3 nights and the Residential Project is 5 days and 4 nights

  • This level takes a minimum of 52 weeks to achieve for Silver Award Holders or 78 weeks for those who go directly into Gold

To find out more about each sections and to see some examples of the activities, click on the links below.

 

To find an Enrolment Form, go to the Resource > Downloads > General Forms