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Joint Presidents

HRH The Duchess of Cambridge

Joint President 

HRH The Duchess of Cambridge, who has helped Scouts in so many ways over the last eight years, is the first woman to hold this post in our 113 year history. Together with HRH The Duke of Kent she champions the power of Scouting and oversees the Council, the Scouts’ governing body. Beginning her support for Scouts as a volunteer while living on Anglesey, The Duchess has been a great friend of the movement and a constant champion for young people. She is a great believer in the power of volunteering and has a particular interest and expertise in early years’ education. 

HRH The Duchess of Cambridge

HRH The Duke of Kent

Joint President

HRH Prince Edward, The Duke of Kent (President from 1975 to present day), has attended numerous Scouts events, including visits to Baden-Powell House and Gilwell Park. Together with HRH The Duchess of Cambridge, he champions the power of Scouting and oversees the Council, the Scouts’ governing body. In 2007 he opened the centenary World Scout Jamboree in Hylands Park, Chelmsford, accompanied by HRH Prince William, now Duke of Cambridge. His most recent visit to Gilwell Park formed part of the Gilwell100 celebrations, marking the 100th anniversary of Scouts at Gilwell Park. 

HRH The Duke of Kent