I love being a Duke leader and in the
beginning I was not so sure that I would. I wasn't confident I would qualify as I don't have a strong background
in the outdoors. After attending a couple training sessions with Duke NS and
the support of some parents of Duke members with outdoor experience, I plunged
in. Now I know I had nothing to worry
about and the students and I always have a great time hiking and camping...even
in the rain! The students always enjoy learning new skills and love the
outdoorsy and social aspect of the Adventurous
Journey. In the end, they always
learn more than they thought they would
from all of their hard work in all of the award strands and I would definitely
recommend the program to Leaders and students alike!!
2014, Joanie Cunningham, Ellenvale Junior High School, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.