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 Katrina victims! 

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 :)