HISTORY about the organization to go here.
- 1786 Registration Up 14%
- 142 Awards gained
- 57 Units
- 162 Volunteers
- 4 New units: Ruthnell Technical Institute in Grand Bahama and on New Providence Windsor School, Willimae Pratt School for Girls and C.V. Hart Institute
- 2 Units Restarted: New Providence at C.C. Sweeting Sr. and Bimini at Louise McDonald High
- Presented Gold Awards
- Assist with Hurricane Relief effort
- Participated in Caribbean Award Sub-Regional Council (CASC) AGM and Adventurous Journey held in St. Lucia
- Attended and presenter at Americas Region Conference
- Management Council Chairman attended International Council Meeting held in London
- Bahamas Award Super Expedition (BASE) sailing to three Bahamian Islands
- N.G.M. Major High School participants receives 9 Bronze Awards
- GGYA Recognized by Ministry of Youth, Sports & Culture
- 3 Volunteers selected as Teacher of the Year
- New Patron
- Financial support continued from Ministry of Youth, Sports & Culture and Ministry of Education, Science & Technology
- 2nd Grant drawdown from T.K. Foundation
- First Skill Showcase
- 2nd Physical Recreation Day
- South Andros High School receives first Bronze Awards -12 participants.
- Grants obtained from Cable Bahamas, Lyford Cay Foundation, T.K
Foundation, Department of Gender Equality and Family Affairs of the
Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development
- Financial support continued from Ministry of Youth, Sports & Culture and Ministry of Education, Science & Technology.
- Overall Participation-153
- New Entrants -1208
- 56 Units
- Hiring Assistant National Executive Director
- 5 New Units: Noble Preparatory, Tambearly School, Teleos Christian School, Andros at BAMSI and All Cat Island Unit- 2 schools combined
- 7 Units Relaunched: Abaco S.C. Bootle High School; Exuma St. Andrews
Anglican; On New Providence at :C.I. Gibson High School, Royal
Bahamas Police Cadets, Temple Christian High School, R.M. Bailey High
School and St. Andrews High School
- Participation in the DOE International Forum held in Ghana
- 4th hosting of Caribbean Award Sub-Regional Council, (CASC),
- CASC Assessors and Supervisors certification course
- National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Workshop
- Introduction to Tools of Effective Leadership Course
- GGYA Young Adventurers restarted
- Asst. Director attends Duke of Edinburgh's Award, (DOE),"Mini" MBA
Course at the University of Surrey, U.K
- DOE International Award #WORLDREADY Promotional Photo Campaign
- DOE International Award Communication Workshop
- Launched of the DOE International Award Global Alumni Award Network
- Deputy elected Deputy Chair to Carribbean Award Sub-Regional Council 9CASC) board.
- Three volunteers nominated for Volunteer of the Year and one was a runner-up.
- BTC sponsored 10 Gold participants for the North Andros Unit to attend Bahamas Award Super Expediction (BASE)
- Approved by CASC to host Caribbean Award Sub-Regional Council Adventourous Journey 2018
- 31 participants receive Gold Awards.
- New Units: Educational Alternative Learning Centre and Discovery Club.
- 1,937 Registered – that’s an increase of 6%.
- New Unit: Samuel Guy Pinder All Age School (Eleuthera).
- GAH receives the Prime Minister’s Award Cup for Outstanding Youth.
- 10th Royal Visit from The Earl of Wessex who presented Gold Awards.
- The Earl of Wessex visit Abaco.
- Sir Orville Turnquest retirees as GGYA Board of Trustees.
- New Chairman Board of Trustees – Mr. John Bethell.
- National Executive attends IC Meeting in Buckinghamshire, U.K.
- On-line Learning Hub.
- Overall Participation – 1828.
- New Entrants – 1581.
- Awards – 808.
- 60 Units.
- New Units: F. Adderley Junior, S.C. McPherson Junior, L.W. Young Junior , H.O. Nash Junior (New Providence), & Sister Mary Patricia High (Freeport).
- The Princess Royal, Princess Anne, & Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General presented Gold Awards.
- Berry Islands gets first Awards.
- New Field Officer for New Providence.
- Online Record Book & Award training continued.
- First kayaking adventure around New Providence Island.
- First cycling expedition on Grand Bahama.
- Bahamas 4th in the Americas Regional in participation and Awards that includes 17 countries (Canada, Belize and USA are ahead). Bahamas leads Caribbean countries.
- Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Review – Secured license.
- Secured Government funding for fourth year – Gold Initiative Partnership.
- Third in new participants joining for the region.
- Two Gold Award Holders (GAH) attended the International Gold Event – South Korea.
- GAH elected Americas Region Youth Rep. – fourth time.
- 1,909 Registered – that’s an increase of 11%.
- 612 Awards presented – increased by 19%.
- Second bi-annual Bahamas Gold Event.
- 5 New Units – C.H. Reeves Junior School, New Providence Classical School (New Providence), Alpha Omega Christian (Freeport), Agape Christian Academy (Abaco) and Deep Creek Middle School, (Eleuthera).
- Silver recipients up 50%.
- 17% increase in volunteers.
- Award ceremonies on New Providence, Abaco, Grand Bahama and Andros.
- Retained Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation Conditional License.
- The creation of a commemorative 40th Independence mural.
- 25th Anniversary of the Governor-General’s Youth Award Programme.
- Host CASC 2012 for the 3rd time.
- Largest number to receive Gold Award – 43.
- Elected to International Council.
- The Earl of Wessex presents Gold Awards in New Providence and Grand Bahama.
- GAH attends International Gold Event in Kenya and 3rd Americas Region representative.
- Participate in Junior Junkanoo.
- New Look for GGYA logo.
- Victor Chandler new Chairman for the National Council.
- Partnership with Ministry of Youth – G.O.L.D Initiative.
- The Earl of Wessex presents Gold Awards
- Face book set up.
- 1st ever Special people register.
- Sir Orville appointed Chairman of the Board of Trustees.
- New Coordinator in Grand Bahama.
- New Providence hires full time Filed Officer.
- 1st ever “Adventure Game” in New Providence.
- 20th Anniversary of the Governor-General?s Youth Award Programme.
- First set of commemorative stamps issued.
- The Earl of Wessex visits Bahamas; rally at Government House.
- Sailing Adventurous Journey to five Bahamian Islands.
- Awards up 27%.
- Chairman of National Council attends International Council (IC) meeting in UK.
- 1st AIDS/HIV Awareness Day.
- GGYA Logo Competition.
- 2nd time participating in Junior Junkanoo.
- Young offenders unit begins.
- 72 at risk youth receive Bronze Award.
- New Patron.
- National Council Chair elected Chairman of the CASC Council.
- 1st ever “Camp In” held in New Providence & Grand Bahama.
- Web page set up.
- 31 received Gold Award; largest number to date.
- Hosted Caribbean Award Scheme Council (CASC) for second time.
- Ministry of Education Award.
- GAH attends International Gold Event in Hong Kong and 2nd Americas Region representative.
- 30% increase in participants.
- Opened GGYA office on Grand Bahama Island.
- Gold Award Holder awards Ministry of Youth for Outstanding Community Service.
- Silver awardees receives award for Outstanding Youth in Education.
- First International Review.
- GAHA re-established after 6 years absence.
- Hiring of two GAH as Part-Time Field Officers.
- Over 1,000 persons registered for GGYA; largest numbers in history of the program.
- 1st Americas Region Representative appointed.
- Development Officer hired.
- Part-Time Development Officer on Grand Bahama in place.
- 1st Adventurous Journey Sailing venture to six Bahamian Family Islands.
- Award group from Saskatchewan, Canada take part in BASE.
- Recipient of Special Projects Grant.
- Family Island Coordinators appointed (volunteers).
- GAH attends International Gold Event in Canada.
- Prince Edwards presents Gold Awards.
- HRH Prince Phillips attends function at Lyford Cay
- Granted full membership in the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Association
- Attended Forum in South Africa.
- GGYA Leaders’ 1st conference.
- Scotland group from Dundee participate in BASE.
- HRH Prince Phillips visits Bahamas rally held at Government House.
- Ministry of Youth Award.
- Prince Edward presents Gold Awards.
- Name change/new logo/first GGYA booklet published.
- Hosted the Caribbean Award Scheme Council (CASC) AGM/Adventurous Journey for the first time.
- Gold Award Holders Association (GAHA) established.
- Adventurous Journey Panel appointed.
- Recipient of Ministry of Youth Outstanding Youth Program.
- Adventurous Journey Panel appointed.
- Bermuda Gold Award group takes part in BASE.
- HRH Prince Philip presents Gold Awards.
- 2nd National Director Executive appointed.
- First Gold Awards presented since re-starting and presented by HRH Prince Philip
- 1st Newsletter published.
- 1st Family Island units established.
- National Family Island Adventurous Journey began under the name of: The Bahamas Award Scheme Expedition (BASE).
- 1st time participating in Junior Junkanoo.
- Opening of 1st National Award Authority (NAA) office.
- Hiring of 1st National Executive Director; only country in the Caribbean to hire full time Award Director.
- Prince Edwards visits Bahamas.
- Board of Trustees and National Council set up.