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The Adventurous Journey section encourages a sense of adventure and discovery whilst undertaking a team journey or expedition. As part of a small team, participants plan, train for and undertake a journey with a purpose in an unfamiliar environment.

The journey can be an exploration or an expedition but must be a challenge. The aim of this Section is to provide participants with the opportunity to learn more about the wider environment, as well as to develop their self-confidence, team work and health. Participants are taken out of their comfort zone but kept within a safe and secure setting, achieved through suitable training and supervision.

Examples of Adventurous Journeys (explorations and expeditions)

  • Exploring the natural world: glaciation, erosion, geology, coastal studies
  • Exploring river valleys, plant studies, exploring human impact: visitor pressure in national parks, pollution
  • Carrying out health surveys or health education in remote areas
  • Completing a demanding journey by foot, cycle, canoe or kayak
  • Kayaking the entire navigable stretch of a river
  • An extensive sail across an ocean
  • Climbing the Alpine, Himalayan or other montainous peaks
  • Cycling from one end of a country to another

Time requirements

  • Bronze - two days and one night; average of six hours of purposeful effort per day; minimum 12 hours of purposeful effort in total
  • Silver - three days and two nights; average of seven hours of purposeful effort per day; minimum 21 hours of purposeful effort in total
  • Gold - four days and three nights; average of eight hours of purposeful effort per day; minimum 32 hours of purposeful effort in total

“Challenge yourself to journey with your eyes open.”

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