Gold Residential Project

The Gold 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 Gold 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 Gold 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 Gold 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


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

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A lesson learned


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

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Giving back


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

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