Each award has age-appropriate requirements and a number of electives. These medals will signify your accomplishments and encouraging others to do the same.
All requirements can be done with a unit, class, group, family, or individually. An adult should help you as you complete the requirements (and they are also a great source of information).
Along with the medals, you can earn Elective Stars that can be added to the ribbon portion of the medal. Once a medal has been earned, additional Elective Stars can be earned at any time (as long as you are still in the age group) and then added to your ribbon. The more you do the more you learn, earn and have fun.
All requirements must be completed during the age group of the award. Activities performed prior to the age group of the medal cannot be counted for the award. Adult counselors may take disabilities or exceptional circumstances into account when certifying completion of the award.