Kate Middleton visits low-income Scouts in London

Scouting-UK-KateKate Middleton’s latest royal stop trumps even her high-profile visit to the U.S. earlier this month — in my opinion, at least.

Today she visited a newly established Scout group in east London to lend a hand to the U.K. Scout Association’s “Better Prepared” campaign, which brings Scouting to young people living in low-income areas.

In January 2012, I blogged about the Duchess’ new role as volunteer with the U.K. Scout Association. And in March 2013, she did what every Scout volunteer should: She got trained.

Today, Kate, who is pregnant with her second child, is at it again. She’s wearing a black Scouting hoodie with jeans and boots as she visits a group of 6- to 8-year-old Scouts.

Everything Her Royal Highness does is big news overseas, of course, so you can follow all the fun in The Daily Mirror‘s minute-by-minute blog.

My take: What’s good for U.K. Scouting is good for World Scouting. So let’s give a big hand to Kate and the Scout Association for making a difference in the lives of youth.

Follow along on Twitter

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Top photo via @UKScouting on Twitter.

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Bryan Wendell, an Eagle Scout, is senior editor of Boys’ Life, Scouting and Eagles’ Call magazines.