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For a variety of top awards across Scouts and Guides, this could be the residential for you!


Please note: applications for residential experiences are now closed. This page will remain live for archival purposes.

We’re offering a special residential experience for those working towards the Queens Scout, Queen Guide award and or the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award. You will spend a minimum of 4 nights & 5 days assisting in a range of roles. You will be working with other volunteers you will not previously have met.

Volunteer Duties

Volunteers completing their residential at the camp will help with a wide range of activities from the initial build of the site to running of activities, catering for event staff and helping with security and maintenance. This will involve constructing, moving, cleaning, along with general operation of activities and sites facilities.

We aim to deliver a varied programme of roles for you. Days can be long, starting early in the morning and continuing into the evening – and very busy. You will get down time and a chance to catch up with your team members and all the other volunteers. You will be able to choose between different teams and roles during the event. There may be requirements to stay with the same teams and may be asked to change at short notice due to operational needs.

Where will you be staying

You will need to provide your own tent and camping equipment, but all food is provided in the cost of £25.00 per person.

If over 18 you must have a current DBS to attend camp, and also complete the registration form on our staff registration page.

Transport Links

Ragley Hall has good bus links of 15-20 mins from train stations at Stratford upon Avon (#2 or #15), Evesham(#51& #247) and Redditch (57 & S85)

What should you bring:

Suitable clothing: Outdoor clothes, you will be outdoors in all weather conditions – nothing too precious as clothing can get dirty or damaged. Bring your warm jacket and sturdy boots, e.g. waterproof hiking boots.


How much does it cost?

£25 for your food; the experience is otherwise free! You may choose to purchase event merchandise (as seen here, and ordered via the link at the bottom of the page) but this is optional.

What’s provided?

  • Advice on travelling to our site
  • Support in arranging the required DBS Check (for over 18s)
  • All food provided
  • Support from Warwickshire’s Queen Scout Award Advisor

What’s not included

  • Travel to and from our site.
  • Transfers from local stations etc.
  • Tent

How to Apply

Complete the volunteer registration form available on our staff registration page, then you will then receive an Adult Information Form (even if you will be under 18 when you come) by email. Once we have received both forms, we will process your application and discuss available dates.

If you will be over 18, you will need to complete the Scout Association DBS process (if you have not got one already) as you will be working with young children. If you will be under 18 we will need to have Parental Permission forms completed.


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