Duke of Kent visits Bradford Scouts
His Royal Highness the Duke of Kent, President of The Scout Association, visited Scouts in Bradford on 17 October.
The royal visitor joined 34th Bradford South Scouts as they had a go at Chinese cooking and producing mosaic art. He also saw them learn more traditional Scouting skills like how to pack a rucksack.
In addition to welcoming the duke, Bradford’s Scouts are celebrating an award of significant government funding from Youth United to help develop Scouting in areas of the city where there is a particular need for youth work.
The funds will expand opportunities for young people, allowing new meeting places to be hired, camping equipment to be bought and new volunteers to be trained.
Jennifer Fothergill, Group Scout Leader, said: ‘We are very proud that the duke has joined us today and has seen the work we do in this community. We are also really pleased our work has been recognised by Youth United and we have secured funding to carry on developing Scouting in the city.’
Eloise, 15, an Explorer Scout from Bradford said: ‘I’m currently helping as a Young Leader at 34th in the Beaver Scout section. The skills I’m learning are great for my CV. I’ve also made so many friends and take part in such amazing activities.’