What is the Role of an Award Leader?

"The road less traveled is the one with the greatest growth. If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you." - Sheila, Award Assessor. 

An Award Leader’s role within their group encompasses the following areas:

  • To mentor and support Participants as they work to complete their Award levels
  • To raise awareness and actively promote the Award in their organization
  • To celebrate achievements of Participants
  • To abide by all policies set out by The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award 

Award Leader Activities Include:

  • Participating in Award Leader Training (in-person and virtual training options are available)
  • Registering as an Award Leader in the Online Record Book
  • Assisting group members in the online registration process and helping them get started
  • Instructing youth on how to correctly enter events in the Online Record Book
  • Helping Participants choose, find and/or organize activities that meet the requirements of the Award framework
  • Managing Participants profiles in the Online Record Book
  • Reviewing Award submissions in the Online Record Book
  • Communicating with the Ontario Office on behalf of Participants in their Award Unit 
  • Recognizing Award Recipients and presenting achievement pins and Bronze certificates in your local community
  • Attending ceremonies for Silver and Gold Award Achievers from your group
  • Sharing success stories and news about your Award Unit and Participants with your divisional office