The UK Scouts Association works with children ranging from 6 to 18 helping them to develop social skills, teamwork, leadership abilities, and self-confidence through outdoor training and activities. The primary activity in the Scouts Association is camping, in which kids of all ages gain a sense of independence from their parents by going on trips with their troops to put their new wilderness skills into action. They accomplish this through a large network of volunteers who are all trained with the required skills. The Scouts Association holds fundraising events to help sponsor children who cannot afford to participate in the Scouts on their own funds.
Kate joined the UK Scouts Association as a volunteer in January of this year and has done around 6 volunteering sessions with her troop of cub scouts. She has chosen to volunteer with them because she values children and encourages outdoor activity. Her work with the scouts is truly exceptional, as she is not a patron of the organization, but just an everyday volunteer, a position that any adult can take after an application process. On March 23, 2013, Kate volunteered on a chilly camping trip, toasting twisted bread over a campfire with her troop of cubs, shown above. She loves working with the UK Scouts Association because she gets to work directly with the scouts themselves on camping trips. On April 21, 2013, she filled in for Queen Elizabeth in the National Review of the Queen’s Scouts, trading her outdoor scouting look for a stunning mint green coat shown below.
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