Step 1: Determine your level, contact an LAS Award Leader, and register online
Bronze Level: If you're in 8th or 9th grade and 14 years old (or almost 14), you're in luck because registering for the Bronze Award and learning most of the needed outdoor skills will take place inside your Physical Education (PE) and Life Skills classes. Teachers will guide you on registering and filling out your Online Record Book at onlinerecordbook.org.
Silver and Gold Levels: If you're 15 years old, you can direct-enter for the Silver Award and if you're 16 you can direct-enter for Gold. Registration and outdoor skill-learning will not take place in a classroom, so you must contact an LAS Award Leader to schedule a time for the Adventurous Journey training, though you can sign up Online Record Book on your own at onlinerecordbook.org.
The next exciting step of your adventure is deciding what you are going to do as part of your International Award program. There are many different activities to choose from: click the "Planning your section requirements" button below for more information, ideas, and advice.
There is a fantastic list of activities to choose from, but if you can’t find exactly what you want to do, have a chat to your Award Leader— most activities can count towards your Award. All we ask is that any new activity is checked with your Licensed Organization (LAS) to make sure it’s counted for the right section and that you’ve set yourself enough of a challenge.
Step 3: Keep track of your activities in the Online Record Book (ORB)
Have fun, keep it up, and keep track of your progress. And don't forget to check in with your Award Leader regularly so they'll know what you're up to. (Yes, your ORB is being monitored, but still....)
Step 4: Planning and doing your Adventurous Journey
Your Award leaders will explain when the next Adventurous Journey takes place and the training you will need beforehand.