Kate's hauling out a Brownie uniform again
The Duchess of Cambridge dove into her past to come up with her list of charities she will support as a royal patron.
St. James's Palace announced Thursday that the former Kate Middleton will become active in five organizations: Action on Addiction, the National Portrait Gallery, the East Anglia's Children's Hospices, The Art Room and the Scout Association.
The Palace said the choices reflect her "personal interests in the arts, the promotion of outdoor activity and supporting people who are in need of all ages, especially young children".
The National Portrait Gallery was a natural choice, given the Duchess's degree in Art History from St. Andrew's. The gallery houses 11,300 portraits, the largest in the world. The hospice and The Art Room are both involved with children, the latter being a charity that uses art to engage youngsters who have not fit in with mainstream education. Action on Addiction has treatment centres in four cities in the UK and was formed in 2007.
As for the Scout Association, who better to raise their profile than a former Brownie (photo). She was a member of the 1st St. Andrew's Brownies in Birkshire when she was eight years old.
As a volunteer, Kate will work with boys and girls aged from six to 10 in cub and and beaver scouts, primarily in the North Wales region where she lives with Prince William. The Scout Association said Kate will be involved with various activities, including teaching teaching first aid and helping out with cooking and campfires.
The Queen is a patron of the Scout Association.