Our newest volunteer

6 January 2012


It really is great news that the Duchess of Cambridge is making the Scout Association one the five charities she is supporting in her new role in the royal family. The Duchess will be helping out at groups close to where she lives, with Beavers and Cubs, at a time which suits her busy lifestyle.

Exacly what role she will be taking on is not yet clear, as is whether Kate will be taking a warrant appointment as an ABSL or ACSL or Section Assistant, or just attending as an Occasional Helper.

I do hope that she does wear a proper uniform and makes the Promise and not just the i.SCOUT casualwear (however much I like it), as we are, after all, a uniformed organisation.

But really it doesn’t matter too much, as the key thing is that she will be giving that time she can.

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.

Bear Grylls, Chief Scout

Flexible volunteering allows people to use their time to support good causes at a time that fit into their life. Just like every penny, every minute of your time counts – and can and will be put to good use for the benefit of young people.


  • Justin Dawson said:

    Well said Chris!

  • sarah peacock said:

    hiya. I think that it is nice that the duchess is helping out with scouting, however busy her life may be. I also would like it if she would wear the uniform too. but her life is probably too busy to really commit to something like scouting.

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