SCOUTS in Huddersfield are delighted to get that Royal approval.
They have welcomed the news the Duchess of Cambridge has agreed to lend a hand.
Kate has announced that she will become a patron of several good causes and charitable organisations, including the Scouts.
And she will start by working as a volunteer.
Groups from across Huddersfield are delighted at the prospect of a Royal getting involved with Scouting.
Bob Beck, District Commissioner for Huddersfield South West, said: “The Duchess of Cambridge getting involved with volunteering indicates how flexible Scouting can be.
“We are always looking for volunteers and it is very easy to get involved.
“Often Scouting is perceived as an organisation that requires full-time commitment.
“But if somebody can only make it to one meeting a month, we would really welcome them.
“The Duchess of Cambridge will be going out into the big wide world of Scouting and getting involved on the ground with Scouts.
“It has worked very well in the past to have a familiar face attached to the scouts.
“Bear Grylls is UK Chief Scout and since he got involved in 2007, it is believed that adult interest in volunteering increased significantly.”
Since Kate, who was a Brownie in the early 90s, joined the Royal family, she received hundreds of requests from good causes asking for her support.
She is also set to become Royal Patron of the National Portrait Gallery, East Anglia’s Children’s Hospice, Action on Addiction and The Art Room – which helps build children’s self-esteem trough art.
Group Leader at Clayton West Scouts, Ewan Scott said: “The fact that Duchess of Cambridge has taken a volunteer role with Scouting is a fantastic example for a member of the Royal Family to set. Scouting is a fantastic social organisation for young people and whilst most groups have no real difficulty in attracting young people we really need public figures to set the example for adult volunteers.
“At Clayton West Scouts we have an incredible waiting list for youth membership but we cannot accommodate people because we have a shortage of adult Leaders.
“If Kate sets an example that encourages adults to think about joining what is a fantastic community movement than this is excellent news.”
Assistant Leader at Golcar Scouts, Daniel Haigh said it was a good aid to encouraging women to join the scouts.
He said: “At Golcar, nearly half of those who have signed up are women and the Duchess could encourage more women to act as volunteers.
“She is not just going to be the name of the Scouts, she is working at the grass roots level, which will hopefully make a big difference as well.
“The number of scouts wanting to join in Golcar has grown consecutively for the past eight to nine years across all age groups and I believe there are 33,000 people on scout waiting lists across the country.”