Adventurous Journey Section

Aim: To encourage a spirit of adventure and discovery whilst undertaking a journey in a group

This section of the Award enables participants (in groups 4-7) to undertake a fun and memorable journey with a specific purpose in unfamiliar territory. After the basic adventurous journey training is completed, at least one practice journey is required in order to prepare participants for their qualifying journey. Teamwork, organisation, physical effort and determination are required in order for the group to be able to select a route, navigate, camp and accomplish the task. In doing so, the participants need to make real decisions and accept real consequences and that is where a lot of learning takes place. Each participants is required to collect information on their chosen topic during the expedition and to report on that as well as on their journey. there are three options within this section:
  • Expedition, where the emphasis is on journeying, whilst at the same time working on a purpose (theme/project)
  • Explorations, where emphasis is on working on a project/theme (observing, researching, gathering relevant information), with less journeying involved


For the Bronze Level you are required to plan, train for and do a 2 day (1 night) Adventurous Journey. For the Silver Level you are required to plan, train for and do a 3 day (2 night) Adventurous Journey. Finally, for the Gold Level you are required to plan, train for and do a 4 day (3 night) Adventurous Journey.
Practice AJ 2 days 2 days 3 days
Qualifying AJ 2 days 3 days 4 days

Adventurous Journey Dates

Once students have decided to pursue the Bronze, Silver or Gold Level of the Award they can choose the dates of their adventurous journeys from a list of available dates, on a first-come first-served basis. Their choice of dates is binding and no second opportunities will be given to participants if they fail to take up their chosen dates.
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