Below are ideas for how you can fulfill the four sections of your award: Service, Physical Activities, Skills, and Adventurous Journey. At the bottom of the page is a list of activities offered at LAS and how they qualify.
For some ideas for each section, click the buttons below. These are from the UK Duke of Edinburgh Award site (DofE). The International Award is nearly the same as the DofE, so their materials are good.
Service is all about making a difference in other people's lives or in helping to protect the planet. The LAS Eco Club is a great choice!
From conservation to youth work to fundraising for your favorite charity or caring for animals, there's an endless list of the types of projects you can get involved in. Discuss with your Award Leader and other people in your community what’s being offered, what needs doing, and who needs help.
Choose an activity where you can get better at something and prove it. It should not be a physical activity--skiing, for example--as this counts towards your Physical Recreation section. However, as a skill you could learn about waxing skis, repairing bindings, ski history, or coaching.
Physical Recreation makes you stronger, fitter, and happier. For the Award you're only looking for improvement, not perfection.
Any sport that you're doing in LAS activities will count, but you can also do your activity outside of school programs.
After-school activities offered at LAS and how they qualify:
Below is a list of some of the activities at LAS.
Each is labeled according to whether it qualifies as Skill, Physical, or Service. Sometimes the distinction between Skill and Physical is ambiguous. The general rule is "if you sweat or must change shoes, it's probably Physical." So if you're actually doing the sport, it's probably Physical. If you're learning to coach a sport it's probably Skill. If you're coaching the sport or mentoring someone with challenges, it could even be Service.
American Flag Football (Physical)
Basketball (recreational) (Physical)
Climbing Wall / Outdoor climbing (Physical)
Cross Country Skiing (winter term) (Physical)
Dance Choreography (Skill)
Field Games (Kickball, Ultimate Frisbee, Capture the Flag) (Physical)
Floor Hockey (Physical)
Horseback Riding (Physical)
Ice Hockey (Physical)
Ice Skating (Physical)
Kickboxing / Martial Arts (Physical)
Outdoor Adventure (Physical/Skill)
Outdoor Fitness course (running & exercises on outdoor course) (Physical)
Rowing (Crew) (Physical)
Soccer (indoor and outdoor recreational) (Physical)