In Pictures: Kate joins in the fun at Scouts’ headquarters

The Duchess of Cambridge joined in activities including boat building and balloon rocket assembling during her visit to the Scouts’ headquarters at Gilwell Park in Essex.

The royal was learning more about plans to welcome children as young as four into the movement.

The pilot scheme for the new younger Scout section was announced late last year, with 20 locations across England to take part initially.

Children waiting for the duchess
Children eagerly await the royal’s arrival (Joe Giddens/PA)
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Kate is welcomed to Gilwell Park in Essex (Joe Giddens/PA)
The Duchess of Cambridge at the Scouts’ headquarters in Gilwell Park, Essex
The duchess looks at a child’s badges (Joe Giddens/PA)
Kate learned more about the organisation’s new pilot to bring Scouting to younger children (Eddie Mulholland/The Daily Telegraph/PA)
Kate learned more about the association’s new scheme to bring Scouting to younger children (Eddie Mulholland/The Daily Telegraph/PA)
Kate got stuck in during her visit to the Scouts' headquarters
Kate getting stuck in during her visit (Eddie Mulholland/The Daily Telegraph/PA)
The Duchess of Cambridge
Kate was involved in various activities, including boat building (Eddie Mulholland/The Daily Telegraph/PA)
Well-wishers look on during the royal visit
Well-wishers look on during the royal visit (Joe Giddens/PA)
The Duchess of Cambridge wore boots for her visit
The duchess opted for boots for her visit to Gilwell Park, which hosts a Scout campsite and adventure centre (Joe Giddens/PA)
Duchess of Cambridge
Flowers for the duchess (Joe Giddens/PA)
Kate chats to Matt Hyde, chief executive of the Scouts
Kate chats to Matt Hyde, chief executive of the Scouts (Joe Giddens/PA)
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