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John Muir Trust John Muir Award

Why this award?

The John Muir Award is an environmental award scheme focused on wild places. It helps people connect with nature, and enjoy and care for our natural environment. To achieve a John Muir Award, each participant meets four Challenges; Discover, Explore, Conserve, Share; completes the required time commitment; shows enthusiasm and commitment towards their involvement; has an awareness of John Muir; and understands what the John Muir Award is and why they are participating.

Who is it for?

It’s for people of all backgrounds - groups, families and individuals. It’s non-competitive, inclusive and accessible.
The John Muir Trust’s experience in managing the John Muir Award is that it works best with people working from an upper primary level and beyond.

What time commitment is required?

There are 3 different John Muir Award Levels - Discovery, Explorer and Conserver.
The four Challenges - Discover, Explore, Conserve, Share - are repeated for each Level, with an increased level of involvement in time, activity, responsibility and ownership. This encourages a progressive involvement.
Discovery Award - 4 days (or equivalent) minimum time commitment
Explorer Award - 8 days (or equivalent) minimum time commitment
Conserver Award - 20 days (or equivalent) time commitment, over at least 6 months

Is the award externally accredited?

The John Muir Award is accredited by the John Muir Trust. It is a nationally recognised certificate.
Over 35,000 people achieve their John Muir Award across the UK each year.

Provider: John Muir Trust

Website: Click here

Budget: Free

For Ages: 10 - 26+

Time to Complete: N/A


  • Nature
  • Volunteering
  • Arts
  • Youth Work
  • Get Outdoors
  • Making friends
  • Adventure
  • Achievement
  • Develop my CV
  • Help get into College or Uni
  • Gain new skills
  • Physical Activity

Type of Involvement:

  • Overnight
  • With Others
  • Local Community
  • On my own
  • Away from home
  • Join a group

Award Recognition:

  • Certificate of Achievement
  • To build skills and experience

Meeting Frequency: Ad Hoc