The Discovery Award is similar to the Duke of Edinburgh's Award for young people. However you have to be over 50 to be eligible . There are four components, hobby interest, service to the community, activity interest and the journey of discovery. The idea of the award is to encourage people to stay active both in mind and body. Many people over 50 are already involved in activities to complete the first three sections so it is just a matter of recording your activities. The journey of discovery is a project that you undertake, either mentally or physically, to complete a project of your choice. The award is available at three levels Bronze, Silver and Gold.
.At present there are only 5 in the group and we meet in the group leader's house once a month just to update each other on how we are progressing. Some of us are at present on the silver award and the others are at gold level.