Hello, my name is Amelia, I’m 16, live in the Scottish Borders, and am a DofE UK Youth Ambassador. I am currently finishing off my Silver Award and starting my Gold. For my Gold expedition I have chosen to do canoeing and have thoroughly enjoyed the training so far, meeting lots of new people and learning different skills. I applied to be a Youth Ambassador because I wanted to advocate the Award to a wider range of young people and break the stereotypes that surround the DofE. My favourite part about the ambassador programme so far has definitely been meeting people from all over the UK!