Activities are based on people's individual abilities and needs, each participant will work with their supporter to decide on activities.
Activities can be completed at the award centre or in the participant’s own time. Activities are grouped into five sections which can be completed in any order and simultaneously.
As the levels progress the participant needs to spend more time or increase their commitment to the activities in each section.
These include arts and crafts, collections and recreations. The gold award requires participants to carry out a project on one of the hobbies.
Participants choose new fitness activities from a list to take part in. The number of activities changes depending on the level of the award which the participant is taking.
Participants can choose a volunteering activity to benefit their community. The gold award requires participants to choose a volunteering activity within a voluntary organisation.
There are a number of lifestyle topics to learn about including healthy eating, first aid, money, independence and health. The number of topics required increases for silver and gold awards.
Participants identify a challenge and undertake an activity or project to address it. This can be a personal, group or adventurer challenge. Depending on the level of the award it can link to another group or organisation.