Epping Forest MP Eleanor Laing welcomes announcement that HRH The Duchess of Cambridge is to support the Scout Association
The announcement that HRH the Duchess of Cambridge is to become a Scout volunteer with the Scout Association is “marvellous news” for the organisation and the district, according to Epping Forest MP Eleanor Laing.
Mrs Laing said: “The world headquarters of scouting is here in the Epping Forest district (Gilwell Park) and I enthusiastically welcome the support of the Duchess of Cambridge for Scouting and hope that it encourages more adults to volunteer to be scout leaders.
“I am well aware that there is a long waiting list of children who want to be Scouts and Cubs but for whom there is no place until we have more leaders.”
Mrs Laing added: “The involvement of the Duchess of Cambridge is marvellous news for the Scout Association which does so much wonderful work for our young people, and is a great boost to the district too.”
HRH the Duchess of Cambridge will become a volunteer with The Scout Association working with beaver scout colonies and cub scout packs.
The Scout Association said the Duchess has chosen to volunteer with the organisation because she has been so impressed by the impact that it has on young people and their communities.