Family members (including extended family) cannot act as the Assessor for any section of the Award.
You can start your Bronze Award in the year that you turn 14 (so that you can work through your Award journey with your peers). This means that you will be able to start Silver once you have completed your Bronze Award, but you must wait until you are 16 to start your Gold Award. If you are a direct entrant to Silver (i.e. you haven't done Bronze), you must wait until you are 15 to start your Silver Award.
The Online Record Book will calculate how long the gap is, and automatically adjust your completion date for that section as soon as you start the activity again.
Yes. Your activities do not have to be provided by, or linked to, your Award Unit, but you do need to discuss your choices with your Award Leader before you start.
Filter to your region in our Activity Directory to find the Approved Activity Providers that offer Adventurous Journeys in your area. Note that the list includes both commercial providers and voluntary providers.
The frequency of the contact and monitoring between the Participant and the Assessor will depend on the activity and the age/level of independence of the Participant. As a guide every 2-4 weeks may be appropriate.
- You must be 16 years of age and registered for Gold before starting any section at Gold
- You must be away from home for a minimum of five days and four nights
- You need to be involved in 8 hours of purposeful activity each day
- you should be with people you don't already know
Each level of the Award has a minimum amount of time required to complete an activity.
Please read this document here.
Bronze – $86.25
Silver – $86.25
Gold – $115
NZ Dollars. Inclusive of GST.
Please note, some Award Units may charge an Administration fee on top of the Registration fee. The total cost of completing an Award will differ depending on the activities and Adventurous Journey you select.
If cost is a barrier to you, speak to your Award Leader about our participant assistance fund which can help with registration fee and Adventurous Journey.
The link in a Password Reset email will expire 12 hours after it was sent.
The link in the Parental Consent email will expire 96 hours after it was sent.
The link in the Assessor 'task' email will expire 30 days after it was sent.
If your email address is provided by your school; place of work, etc. you may also need to ask your IT support provider to 'whitelist' the ORB email address on the school / company's mail spam filter (sometimes also called an "email content filter").
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