Residential Project

Objective: to broaden participants’ experience through involvement with others in a residential setting. The Residential Project gives participants a shared purposeful experience with people who are not their usual companions, working towards a common goal. It should be an experience that broadens participants’s outlook and horizons.


• Meeting new people.

• Experiencing an unfamiliar environment.

• Building new relationships.

• Working as part of a team.

• Accepting responsibility.

• Developing communication skills.

• Showing initiative.

• Learning new skills or enhancing existing ones

• Enjoying living and working with others. 


Note that the Residential Project is a Gold level requirement only. Participants are required to undertake a shared purposeful activity, with people who are not their usual colleagues or friends, in an unfamiliar residential setting. The activity should take place over a period of at least five consecutive days and four nights. In exceptional circumstances, the commitment may be spread over two weekends. In these circumstances, the same activity must be pursued over both weekends and must take place within the same 12 month period.


Initial Briefing:

Initial planning with Award Leader to agree choice of Residential Project and Assessor.

Completion and Monitoring:

Complete Residential Project with interim review.

Final Review:

Review of entire process and completion of Record Book