About The Award

Are you between the ages of 14 and 24? Are you looking for a way to get more involved in your community? To make new friends? To get physically fit? To discover an activity that excites and inspires you? To achieve your potential while exploring the great outdoors? Are you looking for a challenge that is sure to Make A Difference in your life?

Through The Award’s three levels (Bronze, Silver, and Gold) you’ll have that chance. You'll set goals in four key areas: Service, Skills, Physical Recreation, and Adventurous Journey. Gold level participants also complete a Residential Project. To find out more about the different time and age requirements for Bronze, Silver, and Gold levels, consult this Summary and Conditions chart. Click here to find out more about how to start doing The Award today! Continue reading below for more about The Award programme.

If you're looking for inspiration and motivation to get started or keep going, be sure to read some of our Success Stories of recent participants who changed their lives by completing The Award!

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Connect with your Community!

"For my community service I raised funds for families in Africa. Not only did this experience open my eyes to how privileged my life is and how important it is to think of those who don’t have the luxuries we do; it also pushed me out of my comfort zone and transformed me from an introvert to a more engaged, active member of my school community."

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Explore your Potential!

"The Award was perfect for my daughter in that it let her take things she was already doing and improve upon them at her own pace. She became so motivated and inspired that she’d take on things beyond what she needed to do in order to achieve each level of The Award. She ended up having nearly double the hours for almost every requirement."

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Experience the Outdoors!

"Dog sledding was not something I would have ever thought about doing if I hadn’t been involved in The Award. This trip was like nothing I had ever experienced. We were outside in the snow for the whole day, sledding, chopping wood, and taking care of our pack of dogs. Working so closely with the dogs was incredible."

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Get Moving!

"The Award helped me learn how to set and achieve goals; that’s what made it such an unbelievable program. It wasn’t about setting goals that were so far out of reach they’d never be attained, rather about setting manageable goals and working toward them, step by step."

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Spend Five Days Working with Others!

"It was on top of Mount Kenya that I learned that I can accomplish anything when I set my mind to it and that nothing is impossible."