/_uploads/images/icons/project.png    The Residential Project 

Go away, explore, discover

For the Residential Project section you’ll need a sense of adventure and discovery as you go on a team journey, expedition or exploration. It will involve you undertaking a shared activity or specific course with people you don’t know that will build on a talent you’ve developed in another section, learn something completely new on an intensive course or do something to help others. It’s a big, exciting and very fulfilling experience that will leave you with a great sense of achievement.

Example ideas
There are many different opportunities for completing a Residential Project. Some suitable categories and examples are listed below. It is worth emphasizing that the activity must be purposeful and not considered as a holiday.

​ • The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Exchanges
Encounters with Canada - Recontres du Canada
The National Student Commonwealth Forum
• School exchange trips
• Provincial / National sport camps or training schools
• Language immersions
• National / International Scout or Guide Jamboree
• Leadership development programmes or courses (e.g. through YM / YWCA)
• Forum for Young Canadians
• Religious conferences
• Music camps or festivals
• Cadet camps and development courses
Outward Bound Courses
• Youth conferences and seminars (e.g. Youth Parliament)
• Overseas assignments (e.g. CUSO)
• Church sponsored events (e.g. encounter weeks)
• Scout Wood Badge training
• Counsellor-in-Training Program
• Drama festivals
Tall Ships Training Expeditions
• Archeological digs or restorations
• Other youth camps and training courses


The Residential Project is a requirement at the Gold level. However you may take part in and qualify for it, at any time during your Award as long as you are 16 years or older.