Kate braves snow for Scout visit

The Duchess of Cambridge braved the snow to visit a Scout camp in the Lake District. Kate, who is a volunteer in the Scout Association, joined fellow adult volunteers as they trained to work with Beaver and Cub Scouts.

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Pregnant Kate wraps up as temperatures plummet

he Duchess of Cambridge braved the snow to visit a Scout camp. Credit: PA Wire

Wrapped up against the biting cold, the Duchess of Cambridge arrived wearing a green woollen hat, fleece, green parka-style jacket, dark blue jeans and wellies with a Scout's red, white and blue neckerchief, tied in a friendship knot.

The Duchess of Cambridge cooks around a campfire during a visit to a Scout camp Credit: PA Wire

As snowflakes were blown around the fells above Lake Windermere at the Great Tower activity centre near Newby Bridge, the temperature was estimated to have plummeted to minus five with the wind chill factor.

Kate, five months pregnant, spent about an hour outside with adult scout volunteers and youngsters.

Kate joined fellow adult volunteers as they trained to work with Beaver and Cub Scouts. Credit: PA Wire

Kate declares her pastry twist 'actually not bad'

The Duchess of Cambridge joined 24 other adults on a training day to learn scouting skills to pass on to children at their own groups.

As part of the day Kate learnt how to make "twisters" or "dampers".

She kneaded dough in a bowl for several minutes before making elongated twists. After washing the dough mix off her hands Kate wrapped a twist of the messy mixture around a twig stripped of bark which was placed over the open fire ready to toast.

The Duchess of Cambridge cooks around a campfire during a visit to a Scout camp. Credit: The Scout Association

The volunteers' efforts had mixed results, with the Duchess laughing and giggling with the others as some of the twisters dropped into the flames.

"I'm not sure if these are going to look particularly edible," Kate laughed.

After several minutes toasting on the fire Kate pulled off a piece of the bread and, rather gingerly, popped it in her mouth. "Oh, its actually not bad," she told the group. "It is quite sugary though."

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Kate braves snow to visit Scout camp

The Duchess of Cambridge braved the snow to visit a Scout camp.

The Duchess of Cambridge braved the snow to visit a Scout camp in the Lake District.

Kate, who is a volunteer in the Scout Association, joined fellow adult volunteers as they trained to work with Beaver and Cub Scouts at the Great Tower Scout Camp near Newby Bridge in Cumbria.

Kate joined fellow adult volunteers as they trained to work with Beaver and Cub Scouts.

She will use her training to help look after a group of Cub Scouts from Cumbria and Manchester taking part in a pack holiday event at the 250-acre activity centre close to Windermere.

Kate, who is five months pregnant, will use her training to help look after a group of Cub Scouts.
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