About the Award


General Requirements


Voluntary participation


All participants and adult volunteers are voluntary to participate in the program. Participants have the right to choose activities from each of the section and plan for the time to complete. Voluntary participation will not only inspire young people to aim high, but also develop their self-discipline, perseverance and indomitable spirit.


Make good use of leisure time


Participants must perform the activities after school or work, in order to make good use of their spare time and enrich their lives.


Equal Opportunities


The program is available to all young people, regardless of gender, race, religion, political affiliation, intellectual and able-bodied.


Age Limit


The age range of the Scheme is from the 14 to the 24.

The minimum starting ages for each Award are:

Bronze – 14 years old

Silver – 15 years old

Gold – 16 years old


Three Awards, Four Sections


There are 3 Award Levels – Bronze, Silver and Gold.

For each Award, those taking part have to complete the requirements of each of the 4 sections: Service, Expeditions, Skills and Physical Recreation.

For the Gold Award, participants also have to complete a Residential Project.


Activity Time


For direct entrants, the time limits to complete the level are:-

Bronze: At least 6 months

Silver: At least 12 months

Gold: At least 18 months


Download the Handbook to learn more about the general requirements for AYP


Section Requirements


Participants must meet the requirements and complete the following sections:



Bronze Award

Silver Award

Gold Award


Age 14 or above

Age 15 or above

Age 16 or above


At least 15 hours spread over at least 3 months

At least 30 hours spread over at least 6 months

At least 100 hours spread over at least 12 months


2 days 1 night

3 days 2 nights

4 days 3 nights


At least 6 months

At least 6 months for those who have completed this Section at Bronze; or at least 12 months for Silver direct entrants

At least 12 months for those who have completed this Section at Silver; or at least 18 months for Gold direct entrants

Physical Recreation

24 points*

30 points*

36 points*

Residential Project *



Spend at least 5 days 4 nights in a residential setting

*Residential Project is only required for Gold Award Level.


Download the Handbook for the sections to learn more about the details of the section and the requirements concerned.


Hand Book - Skills Section
Hand Book - Service Section 
Hand Book - Expeditions Section
Hand Book - Physical Recreation Section
Hand Book - Residential Project (For Gold Award only)


Five Sections FAQ

Link to AYP FAQ


Apply for Section Activities


Bronze or Silver Award

Please contact HKGGAOA at tpg@hkgga.org.hk at least TWO WEEKS before you start the activity.

Note: If you would like to complete the section with HKGGA interest badges, please bring along the interest badge certificate with the HKAYP Record book to Programme Department, 1/F, HKGGA Headquarters (8 Gascoigne Road, Kowloon) for conversion.


Gold Award

Please prepare a plan book and send to tpg@hkgga.org.hk or mail to HKGGAOA, c/o Programme Department, HKGGA Headquarters, 8 Gascoigne Road, Kowloon at least ONE MONTH before you start the activity.


Service Section Plan Book

Skills Section Plan Book

Expedition Section Plan Book

Physical Recreation Section Plan Book

Residential Project Section Plan Book (Individual / Group)


Notification of Attainment of Silver/Gold Award

Last Update Date: 2016-08-31