Residential Project

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.

Examples of Residential Projects

  • Residential language courses
  • Youth camp overseas
  • Voluntary work with national parks, youth parliaments, sports coaching
  • Crew member on a tall ship
  • Work for an international charity
  • Restoration projects

Time requirements

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

The Award near you 

Contact your nearest Award operator for more examples of Residential Projects (and the specific requirements), and to sign up to the Award where you are. 

See where Award participants take up their Residential Projects

A class act

Ghana

Jones and Judith explain how, through the Award, they are helping children back to school.

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A lesson learned

Kenya

Judy Cheshire launched an initiative to help young people complete their education.

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Giving back

Latvia

Kanika Issar says the Award has encouraged her to be a better citizen.

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