Duchess of Cambridge to attend volunteer training event
The Scout Association is delighted to announce that HRH the Duchess of Cambridge is attending a volunteer training event at Great Tower Scout Activity Centre in Cumbria on Friday 22 March.
The Duchess will attend the event together with around 20 other adult volunteers, learning new skills that will support her in her role as an occasional helper at her local Scout Group.
Volunteers and Scouting
In the UK, around 100,000 adult volunteers run Scouting. They provide leadership, raise money, maintain facilities and organise camps and expeditions. As well as gaining externally recognised skills and having a brilliant time, Scouting also offers volunteers the chance to build on personal skills, like teamwork, confidence and leadership. A study found that over 90% of our volunteers believe that the skills and experiences they have gained through Scouting have been of relevance to their working or personal lives.
Although Scouting membership is growing year on year and more people are volunteering than at any time since 2000, we currently have 35,000 young people on joining lists and need to recruit more adults to provide the adventure that these young people want. No matter how much time a person can give, we can find a role that fits their skills and availability.
To find out more about volunteering opportunities at The Scout Association visit scouts.org.uk/get-involved/