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Bronze award participants gear up for adventurous journey training

This weekend a group of young people undertaking the bronze award will travel to Spain to train for the Adventurous Journey Section of their programmes.

The 44 participants, from the Open Award Centre, will be travelling to a campsite near Castellar de la Frontera to carry out training. Over the weekend the participants shall be, putting into practice their campcraft skills, get more practice in setting up and striking tents, practising their map reading and navigation skills and, undertaking some hikes in the area.


The young people will be supervised by experienced leaders who will also be facilitating the training.

This practice is in preparation for their Qualifying Adventurous Journey which is scheduled to take place in March.

The Award would like to thank Bland Group for their continued support with the transportation requirements without which many of the ventures would not be possible.

The Award would also like to thank the adult volunteers, on this occasion 10 of them, who are giving up their free time to help train and accompany the participants on the trip.

For further information on the venture please contact the Chairman of the Open Award Centre, Paul Lyon on

To learn more about the Award as a whole please contact the National Director, Michael Pizzarello on 20051971 or email

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