The Awards of Merit are the Alpha Award (for Level One badges), and the Iron, Bronze, Silver & Gold Awards. Details of these Awards are to be found in the Rally Handbook.
Our job as Leaders is to provide an opportunity for Rally Members to gain badges, to encourage them in this, and for those who really enjoy learning new skills, we should be helping them to do the extra learning so they can achieve a high standard.
Alpha Award – This is especially for junior members who are keen on earning badges. They only have to have Level One badges for this Award. Encourage all those who have enough Level One badges to sit for their Alpha Award - it may be the start they need to keep them keen. The Alpha Award is well within the capabilities of most Rally Members.
Iron, Bronze, Silver& Gold Awards – Members need to earn Level Two badges to sit these Higher Awards. The Certificate of Merit you receive when you have passed these Awards is great to include in your CV and is a personal confidence boost to them.