Aim: To encourage the discovery and development of personal interests, and social and practical skills.
This Section should stimulate young people to take up and persevere at satisfying and purposeful pursuits within a wide range of practical, cultural and social activities.
The choice can be either a continuing and progressive interest in an activity, the study of a topic of personal interest to the participant or a definite task to be completed.
In addition to developing skills, participation is intended to lead to contact with experienced people. This may be through membership of a club or group, or through the wealth of individual expertise available in the community.
Participants should have an opportunity to discover new talents and accept an on-going commitment.
The time requirements for this section are:
- Bronze - 3 months or 6 months involvement
- Silver - 3 months or 6 months involvement
- Gold - 6 months or 12 month involvement
The time requirements for the Skills and Physical Recreation Sections are interchangeable.
For direct entrants selecting the Skill Section, the following additional number of months is required:
- Silver - 6 months
- Gold - 6 months
Involvement is to be measured in full months with an expectation of an average involvement of at least one hour per week.