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Wirral teenager set to meet Duchess of Cambridge
A WIRRAL teenager is set meet the Duchess of Cambridge as part of Scout event today.
Lucy Churchill, from Irby, will join other adult Scouting volunteers from across the country when Prince William’s wife visits the Great Tower Scout Activity Centre on the shores of Lake Windermere later today.
As one of the country’s most high profile and busy figures, it is hoped that knowledge of the Duchess’ involvement will encourage other young adults to get involved in Scouting.
The Duchess of Cambridge, who helps out as an occasional helper at a Scout Group close to her home in North Wales, will practise lighting different types of fires and cook on them.
She will then teach these skills to Cub Scouts from Manchester and Cumbria. HRH will also see adults volunteers helping Cub Scouts climb some of the large coniferous trees located around the campsite.
And 18-year-old Lucy, a volunteer with Scouts in Birkenhead, said she is looking forward to meeting the royal visitor.
She said: “I love working with young people. I get such a buzz out of teaching them the skills we are learning today like climbing, fire lighting and cooking outside. It’s great that the Duchess can find time in her busy schedule to help Scouting develop the lives of young people in her local community, I bet she enjoys it as much as I do.”
Each year the UK Scout Association trains more than 20,000 volunteers to provide adventurous programmes for young people.
Bear Grylls UK Chief Scout said: “The Duchess has an incredibly busy life, yet since she joined the Scouts, she has so generously managed to volunteer some incredible time to help out and get involved with her local Group. Over the last few years it has been our mission to make it easier for adults to give as much or as little as they are able – it is how we change our society: many people doing a little bit.
“There are few greater privileges than being part of empowering young lives through the simple principles of Scouting: fun, friendship, family, skills and adventure.”