Adventurous Journey in detail
Running a training day
If you’re planning to run a training day for your Unit, the best resources available are the Adventurous Journey Manuals. You can get copies from our online shop here - there is no charge to Award Units for these manuals.
Running your own adventurous journey
The Adventurous journey manuals are also a great resource for running an actual adventurous journey.
Adventurous Journey Providers
Your Unit may not be in a position to run an Adventurous Journey. There are a wide range of providers throughout the country, from Bigfoot Adventures in Auckland to Outward Bound in the Marlborough Sounds.
See our comprehensive list here
Online training for the Adventurous Journey
Participants have the option of doing their training for their Adventurous Journey online for their Bronze and Silver Award through Peak Performance Solutions .
Before signing up to do your training online, check with the organisation you are going to do your practice and qualifying journey with. Some providers require you to complete their own training.
Adventurous Journey Gear List
A gear list of everything you need for your next adventure here, thanks to our partner
Day Walking Guide from Mountain Safety Council
Multi-Day Tramping Guide from Mountain Safety Council
Adventurous Journey Supervisor, Assessor and Instructor
The International Handbook for Award Leaders (page 87-89) defines four roles in the Adventurous Journey - the Award Leader, Instructor, Adventurous Journey Supervisor and Adventurous Journey Assessor. In New Zealand these roles are often one and the same, with the adult that delivers the Adventurous Journey training, and who goes on the Adventurous Journey with the group often acting as the Instructor as well as the Supervisor and Assessor. The Online Record Book separates the roles of Supervisor and Assessor and the different Adventurous Journey events (Practice and Qualifying) are signed off according to the role description in the Handbook.
To help clarify this we suggest that the adult who is going on the Adventurous Journey as the Assessor, and who will write an assessor’s report for the participant, be listed as both the Supervisor and Assessor in the Online Record Book.
New Zealand requirements for supervision of Adventurous Journey Groups here