More About Residential Project

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Residential Project

The Residential Project, completed
only at Gold Level. It is also an
opportunity to use many of the
skills developed during the Award

skills developed during the Award

The Residential Project is generally the last activity that participants undertake during their Award due to it being required to complete the Gold Award. Participants have the opportunity to share a purposeful experience with people who are not their usual companions and work towards a common goal, set out by the participants themselves.

Examples of Residential Projects

There are many different opportunities for completing a Residential Project.

  • Personal training courses
  • Leadership training 
  • Youth camps  
  • Environment and conservation Projects  
  • Environmental clean up  
  • Volunteer work with national parks 
  • Restoration of project
  • Working in a care home or hospital
  • Sport coaching

Time Requirements

The activity should take place over a period of at least four nights and five consecutive days.

Impact and benefits

The specific benefits to the participant will obviously depend on the type of residential experience chosen. Some general benefits include:

  • Meeting new people
  • Experiencing an unfamiliar environment
  • Building new relationships
  • Working as part of a team
  • Accepting responsibility
  • Developing communication skills
  • Showing initiative
  • Enjoying living and working with others

See where Award participants take up their Residential Projects