No sooner did Harry's tour wrap up than the Duchess of Cambridge put a new event on her calendar. I told you Harry needed to come home. Our favorite duchess is going to be joining cub scouts in King's Lynn to celebrate 100 years of the scouting program on December 14th. The Scout Association is listed under Kate's charities and she has been volunteering with them for years.
It has been a while since we have seen Kate at an official scout event. She made a surprise visit to a Beaver troop in December of 2014. The visit included a number of activities that helped the scouts understand better what life with a disability is like.
This Cub 100 event coming up on the 14th will include a theme, too. Kensington Palace announced:
Her Royal Highness will join the Pack as they take part in games and activities themed around looking after yourself and others physically and emotionally...Activities will include a parachute game to encourage teamwork and cooperation, first aid training and cub cake icing. They will then join together to renew their Cub Scout promise and celebrate the Cubs’ 100th anniversary with the lighting of 100 candles and a rendition of happy birthday.
The cub cake decorating sounds pretty good. Kate already has some experience with cub cake icing and has probably gotten even more practice at home with George since, so I think she is ready to tackle this one.
Kate is known to volunteer and work with the scouts outside of the limelight. In 2012 she was papped out with scouts near Anglesey where the dressed down duchess (Lupo in tow) was enjoying the countryside with the kids.
She also held an outdoor party for her troop on the beach by her Anglesey home. It is common knowledge that she does a number of things with the scouts that are under the radar, so I am sure there have been events over the past two years that we have not been privy to. It would also make sense that she would be more and more involved since George is getting to the age where he can start participating and Kate has said she looks forward to having her children in scouting.
When pregnant with George, Kate stepped in for the Queen at Windsor Castle for the Matins service and National Review of the Queen's scouts.
Bear Grylls wrote at the time about Kate's activities with the scouts:
One of these 100,000 is my volunteering hero. Not only is she probably the most famous lady in the world, she is also a new mother, a wife and a duchess, with a schedule that is insanely busy. Yet still she makes time in her life to volunteer as a Cub Scout leader. She is HRH the Duchess of Cambridge.During the time she lived in north Wales, she would help out a couple of times a term with her local Cub Scouts. She would run games, leader activities and even threw a party on the beach for the young girls and boys in her pack. Despite her travels and commitments, she still adjusted her diary to make time regularly to help young people grow and develop.
I am excited to see Kate with the scouts on the 14th and I am sure Kate's calendar will fill with more events this month.