Step 1: Determine your level, contact an LAS Award Leader, and register online
Bronze Level: Bronze is open to everyone who is 14 and above. Just register on the Online Record Book at onlinerecordbook.org. Here are important tips for registering at LAS. We usually recommend that most students start with a Bronze at any age rather than direct-enter into Silver or Gold, just to make it simpler for you.
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. At each level the time commitments are longer, as explained below. Sign up at onlinerecordbook.org. Here are important tips for registering at LAS.
Bronze: 3 months for 2 sections, 6 months for the third, for a total of 6 months
Silver: 12 months for direct entry (only 6 months if you already have a Bronze)
Gold: 18 months for direct entry (only 12 months if you already have a Silver)
Click the "Planning your section requirements" button below for information, ideas, and advice.
If you can’t find exactly what you want, talk to your Award Leader—most after-school activities can count toward your Award. Check with your Award Leader to make sure it’s applied to 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.
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. Practice Journeys are two days (one night in a tent). Qualifying Journeys are two days for Bronze, three days for Silver, and four days for Gold. For the Qualifying Journeys you'll be on your own with no support from adults (though we will be checking in occasionally).
There's more information about each level in the pamphlets below.