Duchess of Cambridge Becomes Scout Volunteer

Duchess of Cambridge Becomes Scout Volunteer

By Nelson Block

The most popular person in the UK, and one of the most recognized people in the world, HRH The Duchess of Cambridge (Kate Middleton), has just joined Scouting.

The stories on US television this morning were about the four charities of which she’s just become the patron. [According to] Wayne Bulpitt, UK Chief Commissioner, the Duchess has made a commitment to work with Beaver Scouts (the UK equivalent of Tiger Cubs) and Cub Scouts. This information is also on the Royal website for the Prince of Wales.

The Duchess can’t be the patron of UK Scouting because HM The Queen already holds that position.

Wayne mentions that the Duchess is impressed with what Scouting does for communities. He also discusses how Scouting can fit her busy schedule because the program can adapt to “a model of volunteering that she can fit around her other duties and obligations.”

So, once again, we see that if we just give people a chance to engage with Scouting, they’ll love it.

To read more on Scouting UK’s website and watch Chief Scout Bear Grylls’ reaction to the news at http://www.scouts.org.uk/news/463/scouting-welcomes-royal-volunteer.

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