Participant Resources

Welcome to the Participant Resource Portal.  You can access information and resources to support you while working on your Award here.  These resources will be updated regularly, be sure to check in for the most up-to-date materials.


The Award is open to all young people between 14 and 25 years old. The flexible and inclusive framework means it can be completed by anyone. Criteria for achieving an Award is based on persistence and individual improvement. Just as no two young people are the same, no two Award journeys are the same!


Together with your Award Leader you can build a qualifying program of activities that suits both your personal interests and capabilities. Open and frequent dialogue with your Award Leader will help ensure there are no barriers to accessing and completing the Award.


Completing your Award: Activity Ideas

Here you will find activity ideas and examples for each section of the Award. We hope it will inspire you to push your comfort zone! After choosing an activity don’t forget you will need to find an adult Assessor and set a SMART goal for each activity.

Learn more about what your community needs and give back. Choose a cause you are passionate about, find an appropriate Assessor and set your SMART goal.

  • Community clean-ups
  • Environmental & animal conservation projects
  • Fundraising for charities or non-profits
  • Mentoring, coaching or leading others
  • Organizing or participating in food drives
  • Organizing random acts of kindness in your community
  • Supporting education or health programs
  • Supporting or organizing a community service project
  • Supporting people and populations in need
  • Volunteering at a local food bank or shelter
  • Volunteering for a non-profit organization
  • Volunteering with a hospital, school, library, community centre or seniors home
  • Volunteering through religious or cultural centre
  • Volunteering with an Animal shelter

When deciding on what Skill you want to develop be sure to choose one activity, find an appropriate Assessor and set a realistic and challenging SMART goal. Your chosen Skill activity should be passive in nature rather than physically active.

  • Art
  • Coding/Programming
  • Cooking/Baking
  • Design
  • Engineering
  • Financial literacy
  • First aid
  • Foraging
  • Learning a language
  • Meditation & self reflection
  • Music
  • Photography
  • Public Speaking
  • Videography
  • Wood working
  • Writing
  • Auto mechanics
  • Leadership classes
  • Gardening
  • Knitting/sewing
  • Business (Marketing or building one)

Decide on your activity, set your SMART goal and find an appropriate Assessor. The chosen activity must be physically challenging or demanding for you.

  • Adventure sports
  • Animal sports
  • Cycling
  • Dancing
  • Fitness activities/challenges
  • Martial arts
  • Outdoor activities
  • Running
  • Water sports
  • Winter sports
  • Team sports
  • Climbing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skating

All Adventurous Journey are done with a team of peers. Plans should be discussed and approved by your Award Leader before undertaking your journey.

  • Exploring historic land use
  • Exploring human impact
  • Exploring the natural world
  • Canoe trip
  • Cross-country skiing trip
  • Cycling trip
  • Hiking trip
  • Kayaking trip
  • Sailing trip
  • Snowshoe trek
  • Urban exploration

Undertake a shared purposeful activity away from home which provides opportunities for meeting new people and broadening your interests and experience.  The activity must be purposeful and not be considered as a holiday. Remember to set your SMART goal, find an appropriate Assessor and get it approved by your Award Leader.

  • Personal training courses
  • Leadership training programs
  • Youth parliament
  • Attending or leading youth camps
  • Outdoor Adventure trips
  • Voluntary service trips
  • Activity based courses
  • Youth exchange programs
  • Attending a conference/forum as a youth representative