Bronze (14+ years old)
||Plan, train for and undertake a 2 day, 1 night expedition.
|All participants must undertake a further 3 months in the Volunteering, Physical or Skills sections.
Silver (15+ years old)
||One section for 6 months and the other section for 3 months
||Plan, train for and undertake a 3 day, 2 night expedition
|Direct entrants must undertake a further 6 months in either the Volunteering or the longer of the Physical or Skills sections.
Gold (16+ years old)
||One section for 12 months and the other section for 6 months
||Plan. train for and undertake a day, 3 night expedition
||Undertake a shared activity in a residential setting away from home for 5 days and 4 nights
|Direct entrants must undertake a further 6 months in either the Volunteering or the longer of the Physical or Skills section.
Volunteering: undertaking service to individuals or the community. Examples:
- • Raising money for a cancer charity
- • Being a football coach at the local youth club
- • Helping at an after-school club for kids with cerebral palsy
- • Running a recycling project in their local housing estate
- • Being an active member of a youth council or forum.
Physical: improving in an area of sport, dance or fitness activities. Examples:
- • Playing table tennis regularly at their youth club
- • Taking part in after-school wheelchair basketball lessons
- • Joinng a local athletics club and competing for their area
- • Improving their karate skills and gaining the next belt
- • Taking weekly dance lessons at a local club.
Skills: developing practical and social skills and personal interests. Examples:
- • Learning how to juggle
- • Taking saxaphone lessons and gaining a higher grade
- • Compiling a book on the fashions of the last decade
- • Learning about today's digital lifestyle, creating a video and posting it online
- • Being an active member of a Young Enterprise group at their college.
Expedition: planning, training for and completion of an adventurous journey in the UK or abroad. Examples:
- • By wheelchair, following a disused railwy track noting the current use of previous railway buildings
- • Recording the wildlife found on the Strangford Lough canoe trail
- • By foot, planning a route in the Lake District to visit areas that inspired Wordsworth's poems
- • Planning an expedition on horseback in the countryside including identifying suitable farm campsites and bridleways
- • Using the cycle systems in the Netherlands to undertake a research project on the provision and quality of cycle paths compared to the UK.
At Gold level, participants must do an additional fifth Residential section, which involves staying and working away form home doing a shared activity. Examples:
- • Assisting at a summer camp for Brownies
- • Joining an ACT activity week with members of different detachments
- • Improving their Spanish language skills on a course in Madrid
- • Helping deafblind young people and adults to enjoy a holiday in France
- • Joining a conservation holiday.