The A.L. last year instituted a progressive format for various levels of Master Observer. It was designed to guide observers through various programs, some required, others optional. As a result there are:
- Observer Award (minimum 5 programs)
- Master Observer Award (minimum 10 programs)
- Advanced Observer Award (minimum 15 programs)
- Master Observer Silver Award (minimum 20 programs)
- Master Observer Gold Award and (minimum 30 programs)
- Master Observer Platinum Award (minimum 40 programs)
All are explained on their web site, esp. which programs are required and which to choose from for each level.
For any members wishing guidance through the myriad of programs, this may be of help. Others may just choose whatever fancies them and not be bothered with too much structure. That's OK too.