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Adventurous Journey

 Purpose of the AJsailing

To discover a spirit of adventure and discovery whilst undertaking a journey in a group.


What It's All About

The Adventurous Journey is all about getting out there and going on an expedition or exploration in a challenging environment, with a clear purpose.

More than any other Section of The Award, the AJ is about team work and social connection.


What Does It Involve?hikers

  • Team work
  • Making social connections
  • Determination
  • Physical effort
  • Perseverance
  • Problem Solving
  • Cooperation
  • Taking away a unique experience!

What You Get Out Of It!

  • It takes guts and determination
  • You might surprise yourself
  • You can do it with your mates, and you might make some new ones along the way
  • You'll feel amazing!
  • You can head places you don't normally go to e.g. city to country or country to city
  • You will learn some really useful skills
  • It is fun fun fun! 

 Types of AJ

  • Expedition

An expedition is a journey with a purpose! jeep

In an expedition the primary focus is on the journeying.

  • Exploration

An exploration is a purpose with a journey!

The focus is to observe and collect information relevant to the purpose, where only one third of the planned activity is spent on journeying.

  • Adventurous Project

An Adventurous Project is usually suited to those over 18 years old as it tends to require more innovation, creativity and challenge. Discussion with Award Leaders (Coordinators)* and State/Territory Award Operating Authority (State Award Office)* is required for approval.

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*  To help us provide Participants with a truly global Award, we have updated some of our terminology to be in line with the rest of our international Award family:

  • Licensed Operator = Award Unit
  • Award Coordinator = Award Leader
  • State Award Office = State / Territory Award Operating Authority
  • Volunteering Section = Service Section