To achieve your Gold Award, you need to complete an extra section – the Residential. This involves spending 5 days and 4 nights away from home on a shared activity with people you’ve never met before. It is a chance for the young person to step outside their comfort zone, gain new skills for life, enjoy new experiences and have fun. There is a near limitless range of opportunities and fantastic experiences that can be had on a residential.
“Before I went on my residential, I was told by a few people that it would be a life-changing experience. At the time I didn’t believe them, but now I have returned, my perspectives on everyday life have been changed. Our experiences especially allowed me to grow as a person, gaining confidence and experiencing new sensations that very few people ever get to experience.”
Hannah, DofE participant
Gold DofE Residential: Activity based, Adventure & Leadership. This is a 5 day residential course designed to meet the requirements of the Residential section of the Gold Duke of Edinburgh's Award. It is, however, open to anyone of any age.
JULY & OCT: Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park, Scotland, UK.
FEB: Cairngorms National Park, Scotland, UK.
Our accomodation will be just outside Aberfoyle or Aviemore, with a wealth of great outdoor venues around us. Breakfast & Dinner each day will be a hot buffet style. Packed lunches will be taken out with us each day.
Free transport available from Glasgow Central Station to the Gold DofE Residential venue.
Multi Activity week with Hill walking, Climbing, Abseiling, Mountain Biking, Archery, Gorge Walking. Focus will be on Resilience and Leadership, whilst studying the fundamental roles of being a successful Leader. (Feb course is Winter Mountain Skills activities)
Individuals that look to be challenged in a variety of environments.
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