Advisor Record Book Checklist
❏ Has the young person presented his or her goals and activities well?
❏ Are the participant’s goals specific? Goals that are too broad, such as “I will help serve my community,” or “I will get into shape,” are not acceptable. Please be sure that goals clearly state a specific objective and are challenging as well as measurable.
❏ Has the participant spread out his or her hours of Voluntary Public Service, Personal Development and Physical Fitness? A minimum of seven months of activity is required in each of the three primary areas to earn the bronze medal. Twelve months are required for the silver medal and 24 months are required for the gold medal. Earning a Congressional Award is a marathon, not a sprint. The Congressional Award honors young people who develop lifestyles of service and personal challenge.
❏ Assure that the participant listed only the hours and dates that he or she worked on a certain activity at the current level. The state office will keep track of cumulative hours and dates as the participant advances through the program.
❏ Has the participant provided you with documentation of the completed activities?
❏ Do the young person’s Voluntary Public Service goals and activities benefit the community at large?
❏ Has the participant played a major role in the planning and execution of the Expedition/Exploration? Activities which are substantially planned by others, or in which the participant is not self-reliant would not qualify for the Congressional Award.
❏ If any activities appear to have a school connection, please verify that no class credit was earned.
❏ Is the record book completed in ink or typed?
❏ Is the record book devoid of spelling and grammatical errors?