This form must be completed and signed by parent or guardian if the participant is under 18 years old and by the
participant if he/she is over 18 years. Please complete this form using capital letters and deleting as appropriate.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is a youth development programme. The Adventurous Journey is one of
the four sections and seeks to improve participants with a unique, challenging and memorable experience. The
journey should be undertaken in a small team in an unfamiliar environment, requiring determination, physical effort
and perseverance. Participants are required to plan and undertake their journeys, without outside assistance and
direct supervision. The expeditions take place under potentially unpredicted weather conditions and the overnight is in
tents. They have to carry a rucksack that could weigh up to 15kg or more with all necessary equipment and food.
Expeditions and/or explorations last anywhere from two days to four days with the purposeful effort to be from 6 to 8
hours per day according to level.