The Scout Association is today welcoming the Duchess of Cambridge to the adventure of Scouting, as Her Royal Highness announces that she is to become a volunteer in the movement.
The Duchess will primarily help out at scout groups close to her home in North Wales, as well as others elsewhere from time to time as opportunities arise. She will be focusing mainly on cub scout packs and beaver scout colonies, with boys and girls aged from six to ten.
As a volunteer the Duchess will help run various activities, similar to the 100,000 other adult volunteers that are part of the organisation – this could include running games, teaching first aid and helping out with cooking and campfires. As one of the country’s most high profile figures, it is hoped the Duchess’ involvement will encourage other young adults to get involved in Scouting.
In the hope that it inspires others to consider how they too can help make a difference, you might like to take a look at this news item (and brief video) which confirms the latest volunteer to join Scouting, and help near where she lives:
If anyone was in any doubt just how flexible volunteering with Scouting can be here's a great example, so please consider if you (or anyone you know) may be able to help in some way (anything from a few hours a year to few hours a week) - whether that's within a Scout Group, Explorer Unit or in some other way / place. There are still over 33, 000 boys and girls keen to join the fun across the UK, and all they need is adults to volunteer to do their bit!
Remember, it's all about what you can do - not what you can't
Please also share the great news with our young people - as it will hopefully make them proud to know they are part of an organisation that even such busy people are keen to help out.