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The Residential Project, completed only at Gold level, aims to broaden participants' horizons through involvement with others in a residential setting.

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. Through the Residential Project participants will meet new people, explore life in an unfamiliar environment, develop new skills and, hopefully, have a life changing experience.


  • Residential language courses

  • Youth camp overseas

  • Voluntary work with parks, youth parliaments, sports coaching

  • Crew member on a tall ship

  • Work for an international charity

  • Restoration projects



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

Contact your Award office for more examples of Residential Projects (and the specific requirements), and to sign up to the Award.

“Challenge yourself to experience life from a different perspective.”

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