Duke Delegate Bailey – Nova Scotia
Q: What level of the Award are you currently working on?
A: I have achieved
all three levels of the award!
Q: What activities do you do for each section of your Award?
A: For physical
activity I did a number of different things: gymnastics, track, soccer,
volleyball and even field hockey at one point (that one was kind of disastrous)
but I'm really into sports so I tried to do it all. For service I volunteered
at a number of different locations including summer camps and soup kitchens.
For a skill I worked on my leadership development and for my residential
project I travelled to New Orleans,LA to help rebuild homes for Hurricane
Q: What was your worst Duke of Ed moment that you now look back on and laugh?
A: During my bronze
adventurous journey a raccoon got into my tent because we were amateurs at the
time and forgot to close the door.
Q: What do you hope to accomplish in your term as a Duke Delegate?
A: I hope to
continue to promote the program and get others involved within it. The Duke of
ed award has given me countless opportunities and I hope others can benefit
from it the same way I did.
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 is someone who can lead by example; that's far more effective than
someone telling you what/how to do something. I also think leaders need to be
approachable and understand that other people's journeys will be different from
their own; it's important to highlight and play to the strength of your team
while in a leadership position.
Q: What excites you about being a Duke Delegate?
A: What excited me
about being a delegate is that many of the delegates, including myself,
attended the LEAD 2016 event this past summer so I know we have a group of
highly motivated individuals on the Delegate team!
Q: Can you give us one interesting fact about yourself?
A: I'm really into
Christmas and my goal is to have a Christmas sweater for each day of December
so I can wear them like a human advent calendar :)