Have you looked at the DofEA website to find out all the activities you can use towards the award? If not this would be a good place to go once you have your log in. Being in the ATC is an easy win for skills and service, talk to you staff for this, WRT the physical element, do you do any sports? If so, that will count, if not, again look at the website for the plethora of options available. Rather than saying you want to start the award, have you actually asked for guidance??