If Princess Kate can do it, then so can you!

Left to Right - 2nd Hemel Hempstead Scouts bag packing at Sainsburys.'Customer Bev Delderfield, Cub Leader April Parrott, cubs Filip Gondzia and Kara Nokes.
Left to Right - 2nd Hemel Hempstead Scouts bag packing at Sainsburys.'Customer Bev Delderfield, Cub Leader April Parrott, cubs Filip Gondzia and Kara Nokes.

HAS Kate Middleton’s recent announcement that she will volunteer with the Scout Association inspired you to get involved with the movement?

Well, if the future Queen’s pledge to lend a helping hand makes you want to give your time to a good cause there are plenty of opportunities on offer with scout and guide groups in Dacorum.

West Herts Scouts, which covers Berkhamsted, Gossoms End, Northchurch, Little Gaddesden, Potten End, Tring, Wilstone and Long Marston, has vacancies to suit most requirements, from administrative posts to getting hands on.

District commissioner for the group Ian Cutler said: “In scouting the person who takes the minutes at the district executive meeting is just as important and just as valued as the scout leader. Everyone can contribute to providing more opportunities for more young people.”

If you want to get involved email Helping@whscouts.org.uk

For a list of local scout groups go to www.whscouts.org

Here are some other volunteering vacancies that may suit you.

> An energetic helper is required by Hemel Hempstead District Scouts, which has a long list of youngsters waiting to join its ranks.

The right person must be aged 18 or over and be able to give their time for one evening every two months.

> A lady who can offer her time to help out at Hemel Hempstead North West District Guides is needed. The helper must be aged between 14 and 65.

Girl guides take part in seasonal activities, various crafts and occasional outings at weekends and evenings.