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OBS Leadership and Service Award (LSA)

07 Dec 2017

The OBS Leadership and Service Award (LSA) for March 2018 is now open for application!

OBS Leadership & Service Award (LSA) is celebrating and recognizing youths with outstanding contributions in leadership and service within our community. Outstanding youths are offered a scholarship to participate in the internationally-renowned 21-day OBS Classic Challenge Course. As part of our mission to develop rugged and resilient youth to be active citizens who are inspired to serve the community, LSA recognises youth’s capabilities, develops their inner potential, and inspires them to be community-minded.

OBS 21-Day Classic Challenge Course

  • A personal development programme internationally recognized by all global Outward Bound centres and educators in the global outdoor sector
  • Multi-element and multi-expeditionary programme that stretches participants beyond their comfort zones, enabling self-discovery and growth beyond self


  • Successful applicants will be awarded a full scholarship for the prestigious 21-Day Classic Challenge Course
  • The LSA includes a mandatory community service components during and after the 21-Day Classic Challenge Course

Award Criteria 

  • Aged 17 – 35 years old
  • Substantive sustained leadership and service track record
  • Demonstrated experience and desire in addressing issues and influencing change
  • Only Singaporeans and Permanent Residents are eligible for the LSA

Course Objectives

  • Enhance personal confidence through self-awareness and harnessing strengths
  • Think creatively, innovatively and break out of the status quo mind-set
  • Maintain positivity and energise the team when morale is low
  • Build resilience though overcoming daily adversity
  • Sharpen personal leadership skills to be a more effective, credible and inspiring leader

Course Dates

Closing Date Selection Date Interview Date Award Ceremony Course Date
5 Jan 2018 20 Jan 2018 3 Feb 2018 24 Feb 2018 12 Mar – 1 Apr 2018
29 Mar 2018 14 Apr 2018 19 May 2018 9 Jun 2018 2 – 22 Jul 2018
7 Sep 2018 22 Sep 2018 13 Oct 2018 17 Nov 2018 30 Nov – 20 Dec 2018

Do visit their website at https://obs.nyc.gov.sg/pr…/individual/17-years-old-and-above for registration and more information.

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