A Royal volunteer for Scouting
HRH The Duchess of Cambridge, Catherine Elizabeth (Kate Middleton) was a Brownie as a child and has now decided to volunteer with the Scout Association (of the United Kingdom), especially at the local level, close to her home in northern Wales (UK). She has also expressed the willingness to volunteer in other areas of Scouting when opportunity arises.
The Duchess will be involved in a variety of activities relevant to her skills and interests including running games, teaching first aid or cooking on campfires. Announcing this, The Scout Association (TSA of UK) wrote on their website that this news ‘comes as a great endorsement of Scouting’s commitment to allow adults to volunteer their time on a flexible basis.’
The Chief Scout of TSA - Bear Grylls, a famous adventurist and TV star, said: ‘The Duchess has an incredibly busy life, which makes it all the more inspiring that she has chosen to volunteer alongside us. Over the last few years it has been our mission to make it easier for adults who volunteer with us to give as much or as little as they are able – it is how we change our society: many people doing a little bit.’
In the past, the Duke of Cambridge, Prince Williams (husband of Catherine Elizabeth) was present with his grandmother HM Queen Elizabeth’s cousin, the Duke of Kent (Prince Edward) at the opening ceremony of the 21st World Scout Jamboree in the UK when the Movement celebrated its centenary in 2007. The Duke of Kent is also the President of the Scout Association, UK.