Gold Award Portfolio

The Portfolio is a record of your Gold Award experience which you can compile during your Award or when you complete all of the activities. When you have prepared your portfolio and it is ready to send to Gaisce, review it first with your PAL so that they can approve your award application.

Below, we’ve put together some suggestions to help you prepare your project portfolio. These are just guidelines — you are welcome to include as much as you wish.


Introduce yourself (where you were born, grew up and where you went to school etc.)

Mention if you are a holder of a previous Award / Awards. If so, do you have the same PAL?

Why did you decide to go for the Gold Award?

Your Award Experience

Write a piece on each section of your award: Community Involvement, Personal Skill, Physical Recreation, Adventure Journey and Residential Project. Tell us what you gained most from doing these activities.

We’d also like to hear about any obstacles you had to overcome to complete them, and what you gained from doing and completing your award.

What were your memorable moments: did you have any particular highs and lows that you would like to share?


What would you like to tell other young people about your experience doing the President’s Award?

What is the next step for you? What are your goals for the future and how will achieving your Gold Award help you do this?

If you could remind yourself of one part of your experience doing the Award in 20 years’ time what would that be?

Digital Media

We would love to see any photos and videos that you made along the way so do include these in your portfolio.

You can also include copies of certificates, brochures, routes etc. in your portfolio. Be as creative as you like – this is a record of your achievement!