Amy - New Brunswick
Q: What level of the Award are you currently working on?
A: I am
currently working on my Gold award and have already achieved my bronze and
Q: What activities do you do for each section of your Award?
A: For my
Bronze award I used Reading as my skill, Horseback riding and Rugby as my
physical activity and volunteered through my 4H club. For my
silver I designed and laid out my high school yearbook as my skill, I continued
with horseback riding and rugby as my physical and volunteered at the local
SPCA. For my gold
I lead a 4H project of scrapbooking/photography as my skill, I continued on
with horseback riding as my physical, and volunteered with the Fredericton
Therapeutic Riding Association in the spring and fall when they run their
programs and the rest of the year I donate my time to 4H at the club,
provincial and national levels. Also I am planning on doing my adventurous
journey this spring!
Q: What was your worst Duke of Ed moment that you now look back on and laugh?
A: My worst
moment would have to be the constant struggle of planning my gold trip and
having it fall through, get cancelled, or a date change last minute that makes
me push it to another time of the year. This spring will be my third attempt at
my God journey and I am in the planning stages currently so nothing will deter
me this time.
Q: What do you hope to accomplish in your term as a Duke Delegate?
A: As a current
award officer here in New Brunswick I get the neat opportunity of travelling
around the province promoting the award to our youth. As duke delegate I hope
to continue this journey promoting and getting participants to register and
well as helping them share their own success stories and in turn having them
promote it to their peers.
Q: What do you think of the qualities of a great Leader what comes to mind? What
does Leadership mean to you?
A: I think a
great leader has to have the ability to adapt. You can have great ideas,
present yourself in a way that people admire, or speak well, but if you can’t
adapt to the particular group or audience you hope to lead, you’ll run into
problems. You have to be willing to change your own views and stay open minded
because a good leader takes all thoughts, opinions, and beliefs into account
before they take the next step. Leadership to me is something you have to earn.
You have to be willing to put yourself out their and start guiding the
conversation, and helping others challenge themselves and become better people.
As Duke Delegate I’m exacted to be able to help these young people become leaders themselves through this award program.
Q: Can you give us one interesting fact about yourself?
interesting fact about myself is that I’m not only very involved with the Duke
of Edinburgh's Award but am also highly involved with 4H Canada (which is a
youth led organization, ages 6-21, that was developed to build leadership
skills in rural communities). I currently serve as president of my club, as a
member of the district, provincial, and national boards, as well as completing
my first of a two year term as the Youth Advisory Committee member for the
province of New Brunswick at the national level.