“One day's exposure to mountains is better than cartloads of books.” Basic Leader Training Course Aim Introduce potential Award leaders to the relevant skills, knowledge and approaches needed for leading the John Muir Award scheme, and promote its effective delivery. Course Objectives
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Introduce potential Award leaders to the relevant skills, knowledge and approaches needed for leading the John Muir Award scheme, and promote its effective delivery.
The John Muir Award is a environmental Award scheme focused on wild places. It encourages the discovery and conservation of wild places, in a spirit of fun, adventure and exploration.
It is non-competitive and open to all.
Youth OrganisationsEnvironmental Organisations
Schools Outdoor Centres Councils Clubs
Through an Award Provider, offering the John Muir Award to participants, members or students
There are many ways to participate
As an individual, family or small group
‘Self-Guided’ Scheme Summer Programme
John Muir Award delivery
‘Self-guided’ Summer Scheme Programme
Supported Award AwardProvider Provider Assessor
What are your own experiences?
Key words define to define & describe?
Activities, ideas and info
Friends, colleagues, familyJohn Muir AwardJohn Muir TrustMagazinesOutdoor shopsRanger ServicesBMCSchool departments & tripsWebsites
RSPBCouncil departmentsNational TrustScottish Natural HeritageBCTVEnglish NatureSWTLocal nature reserves
Commercial organisations - practical help, sponsorshipScottish Natural HeritageLocal businessesRotary ClubsGrounds for LearningBursariesCommonwealth Youth Exchange/British CouncilMillennium Awards
Ceremonies, Presentations, Celebrations
Local celebritiesWild/natural venuesLocal newspapers, radio, TVSleepoutJohn Muir Trust TrusteesReviewsSchool AssemblyDisplaysParents & family
Activities are the responsibility of the Award Provider/Assessor
May include Health and Safety Regulations, Adventure Activities Licensing Authority requirements, and insurance
Activities provided directly by the John Muir Award adhere to John Muir Award Safety Policy
‘Self-Guided’ scheme – personal responsibility
Leaders & Organisations – Award Providers & Award Assessors
Award criteria are met
Quality standards are upheld & ethos communicated
Each participant takes part willingly, and benefits from their participation
Commitments of the Partnership Agreement are upheld
John Muir Award Staff
Manage the Award, make it accessible
Support leaders, groups and individuals delivering and participating
Partnership Agreement commitments are upheld
Advise and assist with development and implementation of the Award
John Muir Trust
Financial and managerial support for the Award, oversees its management
How do we assess?
For individuals to discover and provide their own learning – not for you or I to demonstrate our knowledge