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Duchess of Cambridge joins Beaver Scout meeting - Telegraph
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The Duchess of Cambridge dressed down in a black Scout hoodie and skinny jeans to join a colony of Beaver Scouts for their weekly meeting.

The Duchess, who worked as a volunteer for the Scout Association when she and the Duke of Cambridge lived in Anglesey, North Wales, got back into the swing of being an assistant when she helped children at the 23rd Poplar Beaver Scout Colony win a new badge.

It promised to be a messy evening as the Duchess, who is five months pregnant with her second child, helped the Beavers, aged between five and eight, learn about life with disabilities.

Sporting the Scout hoodie and matching black jeans and boots, the Duchess, who was invited to join in all of the activities, was helping teach the children how to ice a cake blindfolded, cut up a chocolate bar with boxing gloves, learn the Scout Promise in sign language, and put on a wet suit while blindfolded, supported by two-times world para triathlon champion Steve Judge.
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IN black hoodie and skinny jeans, the dressed-down Duchess of Cambridge was prepared for mayhem tonight when she joined a colony of Beaver Scouts at their weekly meeting.

Kate, who worked as a volunteer for the Scout Association when she and Prince William lived in Anglesey, North Wales, got back into the swing of being an assistant when she helped children at the 23rd Poplar Beaver Scout Colony win a new badge.

It promised to be a messy evening as the Duchess, who is five months pregnant with her second child, helped the Beavers, aged between five and eight, learn about life with disabilities.
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IMO this is important for all able bodied individuals to experience if only for a brief time. Our school district's required for graduation health class has a two week unit on disability awareness which includes activities like the ones on tonight's agenda.
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As a disabled person I so agree! I don't have words for how much Kate doing this means to me...
And I'd love to have been there when that mum dropped her kid off, and was told about Kate!
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Oh would I love to be able to be a part of this scouting event! As a former Girl Scout and then Girl Scout leader, I can guarantee that these kids are going to have the time of their lives while learning awareness of what it is like to be disabled. This age group has to be the most fun to be with and work with I think.
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Former Girl Scout here! And I'd bet you're right!

Love the pic of Kate giving the kids a thumbs up. Again, for someone like her to do this- tells me I matter to her, and that is... priceless. An amazing feeling I almost don't have words for.
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Casual in black: Kate swaps high-end fashion for a hoodie - and a blindfold - as she arrives to help Beaver Scouts ice a cake* | Daily Mail Online
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The Duchess of Cambridge exchanged high end fashion for a hoodie as she helped out a Beaver Scout colony tonight.

Kate, who is five months pregnant, wore a black UK Scouting hooded top with black skinny J Brand jeans and boots as she helped eager youngsters to ice a cake blindfold.

Kate worked as a volunteer for the Scout Association when she and Prince William lived in Anglesey, North Wales, and looked delighted to be helping children at the 23rd Poplar Beaver Scout Colony win a new badge.

It promised to be a messy evening as the Duchess helped the Beavers, aged between five and eight, learn about life with disabilities.

As well as teaching the children to ice a cake, Kate was due to cut up a chocolate bar with boxing gloves, learn the Scout Promise in sign language, and put a wet suit on blindfolded, supported by two-times world para triathlon champion Steve Judge.

In return, the children will earn a disability awareness badge.

The Duchess went to the meeting at Old Ford Primary School in Bow in the East End to highlight the Scout Association’s new campaign, Better Prepared, designed to bring Scouting to 200 of the most deprived parts of the country.
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As always, love the Duchess with kids! That's when she's at her best! Hope she does a Xmas EACH engagement...
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Duchess of Cambridge visits excited scout group - ITV News
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The Duchess of Cambridge has paid a visit to a beaver scout group in East London tonight.

Dressed down in a black tracksuit the pregnant princess joined in with the 23rd Poplar beavers group's evening activities as she helped promote the creation of new beaver groups across the country.

The official Clarence House twitter account posted a picture of the princess eating chocolates with the beavers.
Some of the quotes from the children tonight are priceless.
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Old 12-16-2014, 04:44 PM
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As a disabled person I so agree! I don't have words for how much Kate doing this means to me...
And I'd love to have been there when that mum dropped her kid off, and was told about Kate!
There are times when I SWEAR that we share a brain . I get what you're feeling, because I feel it too. It's knowing that someone in her position would see your worth by taking the time to learn, and help children learn what it's like to work with a exceptionality.

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Love the pic of Kate giving the kids a thumbs up. Again, for someone like her to do this- tells me I matter to her, and that is... priceless. An amazing feeling I almost don't have words for.
You can tell that she cares, and like her husband, she'll be the voice for those of us that get lost in the crowd, because people don't want to take the time and open their hearts. I wish more people that work in the special education field would take a leaf out of her book.

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As always, love the Duchess with kids! That's when she's at her best! Hope she does a Xmas EACH engagement...
You said it! And she's a natural at hand-over (or under)-hand assistance. As I've said for years, the woman would be a gift in a special ed classroom.



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Old 12-16-2014, 05:34 PM
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Dressed-down Kate dons hoodie and jeans as she prepares for mayhem with Beaver Scouts-
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Catherine was wonderful with the scouts and I like that she just dived in and participated in the activities.
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I think Kate is adorable

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She certainly seemed more natural and engaged this time with children!
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Well I always think she's engaged and natural so its a matter of what we choose to see. Read the comments from people she meets on each engagement and its always positive.
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There are times when I SWEAR that we share a brain . I get what you're feeling, because I feel it too. It's knowing that someone in her position would see your worth by taking the time to learn, and help children learn what it's like to work with a exceptionality.



You can tell that she cares, and like her husband, she'll be the voice for those of us that get lost in the crowd, because people don't want to take the time and open their hearts. I wish more people that work in the special education field would take a leaf out of her book.



You said it! And she's a natural at hand-over (or under)-hand assistance. As I've said for years, the woman would be a gift in a special ed classroom.



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I swear sometimes we do.
I agree on all other parts of your post.
For a while, some small part of me has had the nagging thought " Is Kate comfortable with people with disabilities? " I don't wonder after this.
Love the pics with the kids.
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ooh look, she rolled her eyes and made them laugh!
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She certainly seemed more natural and engaged this time with children!
From where I' sitting, she's always engaged, but even more so with children. They're drawn to her, and I have a feeling it's not just because she's a princess. Children can tell when people are being genuine, and from the beginning, Catherine has been nothing but that. Believe me, if she even gave off the slightest vibe of awkward, children would not be so willing to have her participate in their activities.

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Well I always think she's engaged and natural so its a matter of what we choose to see. Read the comments from people she meets on each engagement and its always positive.
This is absolutely true. Those that met her have no reason to make up positive stories, if the truth is the opposite.

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I swear sometimes we do.

I agree on all other parts of your post.

For a while, some small part of me has had the nagging thought " Is Kate comfortable with people with disabilities? " I don't wonder after this.

Love the pics with the kids.
Oh, she definitely hit the ball way out of the ball park. Whenever I think that there's no way she can top something, she goes and does just that.



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Same feelings here.
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This has been a really nice snapshot of Kates personality and I find myself respecting her more and more.

She appears to have not only retained her pre-royal traits but harnessed them for good use.

It made me smile to see those pictures of her interacting and you can see that she forgets from time to time that she is being photographed.

I like her a lot and feel that she is a real asset to the royal family.

I even like her stance on private and professional life and even though Im like most people where I would love to see more of her private moments I totally respect the fact that Kate and Will for that matter keep a tight rein on that type of exposure.

There is afterall plenty of time for more access when he becomes King and I guess until then it will be professional profiles and the odd glimpse of family life.
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This scout group is from Poplar, the part of East London where 'Call the Midwife' is set.
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