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Junior Challenge Award

Junior Challenge Award

The Junior Challenge Award is available to all young people aged between 8 - 13 years living in Clackmannanshire.

The award is non-competitive and is concerned with personal challenge and development rather than a contest against others.

The award is progressive and permits young people to become involved with new opportunities that allows for development of learning and the discovery of unknown potential.


There are three levels in the award which require a number of sections to be completed:

Level One
  • 8 - 10 years
  • 4 out of 7 sections (excluding Expedition)
Level Two
  • 11 - 12 years
  • 5 out of 7 sections (including Expedition)
Level Three
  • 12 - 13 years
  • 6 out of 7 sections (including Expedition)


There are 7 sections to the award:

  • Health
  • Skill
  • Service
  • Physical
  • Safety
  • Environment
  • Expedition

Participants will be asked to complete each level before moving on to the next level.

Aims and Objectives

  • Recognises young people's achievements through activities and projects within youth clubs, community and the school.
  • Encourages young people to be more involved in developing their own programmes based on their interests.
  • Promotes participation of young people in the decision making process as part of their empowerment.
  • Encourages young people to take ownership of their learning.
  • Motivates young people by giving them a sense of achievement and recognition.

Further Information

If you would like more information, please contact us using the details below.

For Further Information Contact

Community Learning & Development
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 225071 / 450000