Once you are 16 years old you can start your Gold Award programme.
If you have previously completed Bronze or Silver, you can choose the same activities for Gold, but you need to show development in them. It's actually best to try something new!
You will spend 12 months on your Volunteering section. For Physical and Skills you must spend 12 months on one section and six months on the other - you can decide which way round you do it.
Your expedition will be for four days and three nights (plus an acclimatisation day) and should take place in 'wild country'.
The big difference at Gold is that you will also do complete a Residential activity. This involves staying away from home for a minimum of five days and four nights undertaking a shared activity with people you don't know. It's great fun and a real chance to do something different!
If you’ve jumped straight onto the Gold Award programme you will need to spend a further six months on either volunteering or whichever one of your physical or skills activities you spent the most time on.
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Direct entrants to the Gold Award must undertake a further 6 months in either the Volunteering or the longer of the Physical or Skills sections.
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