Complete your Gold Duke of Ed Residential Project with Outward Bound Australia.
We are inviting you to broaden your horizons with people who are not your usual companions and work towards a common goal. Share meaningful experiences through activities and walks on and off Outward Bound’s residential bases.
Next Dates: Monday 5 – Friday 9 July 2021
Location: Outward Bound Australia National Base. 35 Naas Rd, Tharwa ACT 2620.
Arrival: 11am on Monday 5 July (Day 1)
Departure: 2:00pm on Friday 9 July (Day 5)
What Is The Purpose Of This Gold Residential Project?
Celebrating NAIDOC Week
The NAIDOC 2021 theme is Heal Country! It calls for all of us to to embrace First Nations’ cultural knowledge and understanding of Country as part of Australia’s national heritage and equally respect the culture and values of Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islanders as they do the cultures and values of all Australians.
So, we’ve asked the local Ngunnawal community to tell their stories of Country, through:
- a traditional Welcome to Country ceremony
- bush tucker walks and talks
- traditional land management session with Tidbinbilla Rangers
- indigenous art session (pending)
- bush regeneration session
Your Residential Project registration fee also includes:
- 5 days / 4 nights accommodation in cabin style rooms with flushing toilets and hot showers
- All meals for the duration of your stay
- a day on the high ropes course at Outward Bound’s base
- Campfire night
- All transport during project time (as required)
- 24/7 supervision. Outward Bound team will be with you/your child at all times.
- Group emergency communications incl. satellite phone and emergency beacons
- National park fees (if applicable)
This NAIDOC Week program is open to participants aged 16-25, in accordance with Gold Duke of Ed requirements. Participants do not necessarily need to be completing the Award to attend.