May 11, 2016

THE AWARD FRAMEWORK

The Award is comprised of three levels and four sections.

Participants complete all four Sections at each level in order to achieve either their Bronze, Silver or Gold Award. At Gold level, Participants also complete a Residential Project.

 

Three Levels

Bronze Silver Gold
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For those 14 years of age or older. For those 15 years of age or older. For those 16 years of age or older.
All Award activities must be completed by the participant’s 25th birthday.

 

The Sections

There are four Sections of activities for all Award levels, plus a Residential Project for the Gold Award only:

SERVICE SKILLS PHYSICAL RECREATION ADVENTUROUS JOURNEY RESIDENTIAL PROJECT
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BRONZE
14+ years of age
3 Months 3 Months 3 Months  2 days/1 night  
Averaging at least one hour per week each. Plus an extra 3 months in one of either Service, Skills, or Physical Recreation Sections as the ‘Major’ Section. Plus training and at least one practice journey N/A – Gold Award only
SILVER
15+ years of age
6 Months 6 Months 6 Months  3 days/2 night  
Averaging at least one hour per week each. Plus an extra 6 months in one of either Service, Skills, or Physical Recreation Sections as the ‘Major’ Section if Bronze Award not previously completed. Plus training and at least one practice journey N/A – Gold Award only
GOLD
16+ years of age
12 Months 12 Months 12 Months  4 days/3 night 5 days/4 nights
Averaging at least one hour per week each. Plus an extra 6 months in one of either Service, Skills, or Physical Recreation Sections as the ‘Major’ Section if Silver Award not previously completed. Plus training and at least one practice journey

Service

The Service Section of the Award encourages young people to volunteer their time to and understand the benefits of this service to their community. To connect with your community and give service to others and their communities.
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Skills

The Skills Section of the Award encourages the development of personal interests and practical and social skills.
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Physical Recreation

The Physical Recreation Section of the Award encourages young people to participate in sport and other physical recreation for the improvement of health, wellbeing and fitness.
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Adventurous Journey

The Adventurous Journey Section encourages a sense of adventure while 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.
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Residential Project (Gold only)

The Residential Project, completed only at Gold level, aims to broaden Participants’ horizons through involvement with others in a residential setting.
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