This week, Kate Middleton visited the young Beaver Scouts during her visit to the Scouts headquarters in London.
The mum of Prince George, five, Princess Charlotte, three, and 11-month-old Prince Louis, has been a patron of the Scouts since 2012, was a Brownie (a type of Scout) as a child, and volunteered for the group when she and Prince William lived in North Wales.
People reports that at the event, the 37-year-old, who was wearing her own Scouts scarf, said involvement in the Scouts is a tradition which she’d very much like her children to follow.
“She said she would like them to go into the scouting community because she loves what it stands for; that it’s a very open and inclusive way into life,” 14-year-old Lauren Noble, who helped host the Duchess during the visit, told the magazine.
“She said it would be a great thing for them to get involved in.”
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Research has shown that the first five years of a child’s life are the most pivotal for development, and for future health and happiness. The Duchess of Cambridge visited the @Scouts at Gilwell Park to meet children taking part in their pilot scheme exploring the potential of providing Scouting to children aged four and five — equipping them with key life skills and values of teamwork, leadership and resilience.