Four Program Areas

The Congressional Award is about challenge. It is a fun and interesting way to get more involved in something you already enjoy or something you would like to try for the first time.

To earn the Congressional Award, you set goals in ALL four Program Areas: Voluntary Public Service, Personal Development, Physical Fitness, and Expedition/Exploration. You select an adult advisor who will help you set challenging but achievable goals and plan activities to reach those goals. From here, you are on your way to earning the Congressional Award.

VOLUNTARY PUBLIC SERVICE

Providing service to others and the greater community at large

PHYSICAL

FITNESS

Improving quality of life and health through fitness activities

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

Developing personal interests, life skills, or employment skills

EXPEDITION/

EXPLORATION

Undertaking an outdoor, wilderness, or venture experience (historical, cultural, or environmental)