Adventurous journey: this section, and arguably the most exciting section is where young people undertake a team journey or expedition. As part of a small team participants will train, plan and complete a journey, with an aim, in an unfamiliar environment. Groups will take part in weekly training sessions.
A few examples of the training sessions are: First Aid, Countryside Code, Camping, Campsite cooking and nutrition, Map reading, Route planning etc. Mr Garner, Mr Sandiford and Mr Dunwell combine to coordinate the training sessions to ensure that students are as best prepared as possible for each expedition
Where it all started ?
The award started in the 1950’s in the UK and it was designed to attract young boys who didn’t want to join the popular Scouting Association. One year later the award was opened up to girls and ever since this the award has been growing and growing with around 47million young participants currently involved.