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Gold Award

The sections involved are:

  • Volunteering (helping other people in the local community)                                          
  • Skills (covering almost any hobby, skill or interest)                                                    
  • Physical (sport, dance and fitness)                                                                           
  • Residential (a purposeful enterprise with people not previously known to the participant)
  • Expedition (training for, planning and completing a journey on foot)                           


Gold Award (16+ Years)

Volunteering Skills Physical Residential Expedition
12 months
18 months #
One section for 12 months
or 18 months #
and the other section for 6 months
Undertake a
shared activity in a
residential setting
away from home for 5 days and
4 nights
Plan, train for and
complete a 4 day,
3 night expedition

Broxbourne participants (who do not hold their Silver Award) must undertake 18 months in either the Volunteering or the longer of the Skills / Physical Section