Ontario - Award Submission Forms

BRONZE / SILVER / GOLD APPLICATION FORMS 

Upon completion of an Award please submit the following documents to the Award office:

1) Completed Record Book
2) Completed Adventurous Journey Report
3) Appropriate Application Form

Old System - If You Registered Prior to September 1, 2013
Bronze Application Form and Checklist
Silver Application Form and Checklist
Gold Application Form and Checklist

New System - If You Registered On Or After September 1, 2013
Bronze Application Form and Checklist
Silver Application Form and Checklist
Gold Application Form and Checklist

Not sure how to write your Adventurous Journey report?


First, tell us about your Practice Journey:
  • What training did you have toward your Qualifying Journey?  (e.g. First Aid, orienteering, other courses)
  • How far did you go?  Where were you? How long was your practice journey?
  • How did this prepare you for your Qualifying Journey?
    (1-2 paragraphs)

Next, tell us about your Qualifying Journey:

  • Why did you choose to make this journey?  What was the purpose of your journey (e.g. to study some aspect of the environment; to retrace the steps of an explorer)?
  • When did your journey take place?
  • Where did you go?
  • How did you travel?  Did you carry your pack the entire time?
  • Who went with you?  Were they working on the Award as well?
  • What did you experience?  What did you learn?
  • How did your journey challenge you?
  • What would you do differently next time? What advice would you give to someone doing the same Adventurous Journey?

Bronze - 1-2 pages

Silver - 2-3 pages

Gold - 3-4 pages

Many participants find writing the report like a journal to be helpful.

Be sure also to include:

  • Personal equipment list (what did you bring for yourself?)
  • Group equipment list (what did you share with others?)
  • First Aid and emergency equipment list (What was in your First Aid kit?)
  • A map indicating your route, campsites, lunch stops and distances.  You should include short descriptive notes on terrain, vegetation, wildlife or unusual occurrences.
  • Trip menu (what did you eat?)

Note:  These materials should be the participants' own and not provided to them. Each participant must complete his or her own report.

The format for the report is flexible, so be creative! Include photos or make a PowerPoint. It doesn't have to be boring!

Make sure your Record Book is complete with dates and signatures as well.