Duchess of Cambridge to visit Lake District scout camp

Duchess of Cambridge
Image caption The duchess is a voluiteer in the Scout Association

The Duchess of Cambridge is to visit Great Tower Scout Camp in the Lake District, it has been announced.

Kate, who is a volunteer in the Scout Association, will join fellow adult volunteers as they are trained to work with Beaver and Cub Scouts.

The duchess will travel to the 250-acre Scout activity centre, set close to Windermere, on 22 March.

She will use her training to help look after a group of 24 Cub Scouts taking part in a pack holiday event.

As part of their programme, the Cub Scouts, from Cumbria and Manchester, will get a chance to try out tree-climbing, belaying, outdoor cooking and fire-lighting under the guidance of Kate and other volunteers.

But the duchess, being five months pregnant, is expected to keep her feet firmly on the ground.

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