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Pregnant Kate Middleton to spend a day with scouts


December 15, 2014
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Kate Middleton is set tovisit a new Scout group on Tuesday and help them discover more about theassociation’s “Better Prepared” campaign to encourage learning sign language.

Kate met with TV star and Chief Scout Bear Grylls at Windsor Castle last year

The Duchess of Cambridge, 32, is aregular volunteer and has boosted the popularity of the scouting movement sincejoining inJanuary 2012.

Aspokesman for the Palace explained at the time that she “loved the idea of Scoutingand working hands-on with children.” Her involvement in the Scout Associationhas prompted a huge increase in the number of adults signing up to help, withmore than 2,800 volunteering since she joined.

Herfather-in-law Prince Charles even commended her actions saying, “I need hardlysay that I am particularly delighted that my daughter-in-law has helped toswell the ranks of much-needed Scout volunteers, since enrolling many moreadults as leaders is the greatest need for so many of our youthorganizations.”

Kate’svisit will see her working with the youngest members of the association, knownas the Beavers, at an East London location of the troop. Kate will help themwork towards their Disability Awareness badge and then hand out the badges tothose who successfully complete the tasks.

Kate baked bread outdoors when she joined a Scout group for a day

Itis hoped that Kate’s involvement in the group will help encourage even more adultsto volunteer in orderto get the 40,000 youngsters on waiting lists around the country into groups.

In Marchlast year, Kate proved herself good at bread making when she joined a Scout group fora day. Then a month later she attended the NationalReview of Queen's Scouts at Windsor Castle.

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