Bronze Qualifying Adventurous Journey (AJ) Report Template

Bronze Qualifying Adventurous Journey (AJ) Report Template

  1. Use this template as a guide to help you compile a written report.
  2. The instructions/suggestions can be deleted as you go.
  3. Save your completed Report as a PDF, then upload it to your Online Record Book (ORB) with the following naming convention: Billy_Bloggs_Qualifying_AJ_Report.
Your Name*
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    Example: Group 2 Great North Walk Coastal Track, Royal National Park, March 2017
    Example: expedition, exploration
    Example: bushwalking, canoeing
    DD slash MM slash YYYY
    DD slash MM slash YYYY
    Example: the purpose of this journey is to investigate, and study aboriginal rock art found in Ku-Ring-Gai National Park
    Example: the name of the school, community group or expedition company who supervised your journey
    Example: the name of the person at your school, community group or expedition company who will be providing the final signoff to your AJ and this AJ Report

    Journey Group Members

    Group member name(s)*
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      (L-R) group member names

      Pre-Journey Information

      Suggested inclusions:
      • A general description of the National Park/Forest & its location
      • Outline the skills you acquired during your Preparation and Training and your Practice Journey
      • Outline the physical fitness preparation for the Qualifying Journey
      • Weather / environmental / timing notes prior to departure (see table below)
      Pre-journey Information*
      Please add a new row for each day *An average of at least 6 hours of purposeful effort per day is required for Bronze. Purposeful effort means time spent towards accomplishing the purpose of the journey. Time associated with sleeping, cooking and eating is in addition to this time.
      Expected weather conditions
      Expected terrain/environmental conditions
      Distance (km)
      Expected time (hrs/mins*)
       

      Map/Route Plan

      Insert images/photos showing:
      • Map Name
      • Route (including start and finish points) and route summary (eg total distances/times)
      • Meal stops, check/rendezvous/meeting points, water sites and campsites
      • The groups progress during the journey
      • Environmental features and points of interest
      If possible also include your Route Plan/Navigation Data Table. The Plan/Table assists in navigating, and in recording points of interest and environmental features or track junctions by using grid references. The Plan/Table should be completed for each day/stage of the journey. An example Plan/Table is set out as below. You could also insert an image/photo of the Plan/Table you may have used for your Journey.
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        Map List*
        Add a row for each day/stage.
        Day/Stage
        Grid Refs - - - - - - to - - - - - -
        Grid Bearing (deg)
        Magnetic Bearing (deg)
        Distance (km/m)
        Height ( +/ - m)
        Est. time of departure
        Est. time of arrival
        Actual time taken
        Remarks (features/terrain etc…)
         

        Equipment List

        Full Equipment List*
        Please add a new row for each equipment item.
        Equipment Item
         
        Example: comments on equipment taken which was essential, useful, inappropriate or unnecessary, and equipment not taken but which would have been helpful

        Clothing List

        Full Clothing List*
        Please add a new row for each clothing item.
        Clothing Item
         
        Example: too much / too little, essential, useful, inappropriate or unnecessary, clothing performance issues (eg waterproofs, shoes, thermals etc…). What other clothing would have been desirable?

        Description of Journey

        Food List*
        Please add a new row for each food item.
        Food Item
         
        Cooking Equipment/Utensils List:*
        Please add a new row for each equipment/utensil item.
        Equipment Item
         
        Example: comments on adequacy of rations, ease of preparation, waste/rubbish produced. Was emergency food required? What tasted good and what didn’t you feel like eating, why? Was your water supply adequate? Were there any water supply issues?
        Menu Plan
        If possible also include a Menu Plan. Such a Menu Plan could be set out as below, or you can insert an image/photo of the Plan you may have used for your Journey. Please enter a new row for each day.
        Breakfast
        Lunch
        Dinner
        Snacks
        Emergency Food
        Other
         
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          Description of Journey

          Note – a minimum ½ page description is expected for each day

          Day 1

          eg longer than anticipated due to…
          Suggested inclusions:
          • Observations such as geography, weather, flora, fauna, etc…
          • Information – historical, geographical, scenic, etc…
          • Your highlights for the day
          • Items noted on the trip but not included on the map (new tracks etc…)
          • Any problems encountered/overcome
          • Adequacy of campsites, water supply, etc…
          • Photos / sketches etc…
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            Day 2

            eg longer than anticipated due to…
            Suggested inclusions:
            • Observations such as geography, weather, flora, fauna, etc…
            • Information – historical, geographical, scenic, etc…
            • Your highlights for the day
            • Items noted on the trip but not included on the map (new tracks etc…)
            • Any problems encountered/overcome
            • Adequacy of campsites, water supply, etc…
            • Photos / sketches etc…
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              Supporting Evidence

              Evidence may include: (scans/photos are acceptable)
              • Leaflets
              • Clippings
              • Entry Permits
              • Sketches
              • Photos
              • Etc...
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                Thoughts/Reflections

                A Bronze Qualifying Journey is a memorable experience and a major achievement. Please record some of your thoughts and reflections of the trip below.
                Some questions to help you:
                • Feelings about the trip – such as what you and the group learnt about yourselves and what were the highs and lows of the trip? What didn’t you like or enjoy?
                • What were the most memorable events/things you encountered on your journey?
                • How did your group work together? What were the benefits and problems?
                • What did you learn?
                • What were your proudest achievements during the journey?
                • What was most challenging about this journey?
                • What would you do differently next time?
                • What advice would you give to someone before they went on a similar journey?
                • Any other matter relating to the trip and its organisation?
                This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.