Activities

Set your goals. Earn the Award. 

Get started with goal setting: 

All of your activities must occur after your Activity Start Date (the day that you register).

The National Office cannot pre-approve any goals or activities. Once you have registered and met with your Advisor, we can provide initial feedback and suggestions.

You are allowed up to four Voluntary Public Service goals, two Personal Development goals, and two Physical Fitness goals for each Record Book submission. Additionally, you only need to submit one Expedition or Exploration that meets the minimum day or overnight requirements for the level in which you are applying.

Creating a great goal.

Create a SMART goal. 

S – Specific. State what you’ll do, use action words. 
M – Measurable. Explain how you will evaluate your progress: time, days, etc. 
A – Achievable. Create goals that are realistic. 
R – Relevant. Find a goal that applies to your interests. 
T – Time. State when you’ll work on the goal. Remember, you do not have to achieve your goals, only show progress.

You may set umbrella goals that include similar activities. For example, if your Voluntary Public Service goal is to help youth in your community, your activities to achieve this goal could include tutoring at the local library, assisting youth at the YMCA, and packing lunches at the food bank for local students.

Gain inspiration for your goal.

Activity Checker

The National Office cannot pre-approve any goals or activities as it depends on how you execute and write about the activity.
Once you have registered and met with your Advisor, we can provide initial feedback and suggestions.

Review the program guidelines

Download the Program Book.

COVID-19 Accommodations

Participants will be able to submit with modified guidelines through December 31, 2022.

Award Educational Programming

Get credit toward your goal by attending an Award sponsored program. 

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Apply your existing involvement

View our Program Partners page to learn how your involvement in other organizations can apply to your goals. 

Ready for more resources?

Visit the Current Participants page for Submittable and program resources. 

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