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Discoverer Award


Level 1 - Discoverer
Time 4 days or equivalent 
National Camp 07-10 June 2016
Suitable for  S1-S3
Gaelic level Fluent

The Discoverer award is the first stage on the John Muir Award scheme. Everyone has to take part in activity which is equal to four days in duration and complete the four challenges shown on our John Muir Award pager. Our programme counts the time on the local programme and the national camp. 

The local sessions are lead by one of our leaders and concentrate on the following topics.  

  • SESSION 1: John Muir Award, explore area and place time lapse camera
  • SESSION 2: Wildlife survey and camera traps
  • SESSION 3: Trees
  • SESSION 4: Analysis of camera trap results wildlife mapping
  • SESSION 5: Bird life and/or outdoor activities
  • SESSION 6: Bushcraft
  • SESSION 7: Clear up and tidy area
  • SESSION 8: Local sharing event

Each group takes part in fun activities in their own area. Activities such as climbing, boat trips, weaseling, staying in a local hostel...

National Camp

At the end of the local programme, all of the groups travel to the national camp to share and celebrate their experiences. It's a fun programme: gorge walking, cèilidhs, local investigation exercise, games and each team presents their findings to the other teams. Lots of fun and new friends. 

The national camps in 2016 will be in Tomintoul; 7-10 June (level 1) and 14-17 June (levels 2 & 3). 

Read about the next level, the Explorer Award



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