The Duchess of Cambridge roasted marshmallows while talking to Scouts at an outdoor camp that was socially distant to celebrate her handover of an important new royal post.
Kate joins the Cub and Beaver Scouts in Northult, West London, where it is announced that she will be appointed Co-Chair of the Scouting Association, along with the Duke of Kent.
The Queen is the patron of the organization.
Kate talks regularly about her love of the outdoors, and volunteered with Scouts while living in Anglesey.
Speaking of her new appointment, Kate said: “For many children and young adults, the Scout Association plays a key role in building the relationships and developing the skills they need to succeed in the future.
“When I volunteered with Scouts in England eight years ago, I was struck by the tremendous impact the organization had in inspiring young people to support their communities and achieve their goals.
“I am delighted to join the Duke of Kent as the co-chair of the association and I look forward to working with Scouts across the country as they strive to bring about positive change in our society.”
Kate looked casual and comfortable in black jeans and boots with gilet over a blue shirt on a visit this morning.
During her visit, she spoke with leaders about how they have coped since the pandemic and joined the children in some socially distancing outdoor activities.
I asked the guys about the different skills they had learned by being a scout.
The Duke of Kent said: “As President of the Scouting Association since 1975, it has been a pleasure to witness their evolution over time, as they honor their proud history.
“The Scouting spirit of dedication, inclusivity, and helping hand wherever needed reverberates across generations, and as such I am delighted to welcome the Duchess of Cambridge as Co-Chair, and to work together to continue this legacy.”
Matt Hyde, CEO of the Scout Association said: “Everyone in the Scout movement is delighted that the Duchess of Cambridge has become the Co-Chair of the Scout Association alongside the Duke of Kent.
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“We are really happy to celebrate the occasion where the Duchess got together and thanked the Scout volunteers who have done so much to support the youth during the pandemic.
“Scouting is more important than ever, giving young people life skills, a sense of connection and belonging, and supporting communities in areas of deprivation that are disproportionately affected by COVID-19.”
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