KATE Middleton today looked ready for an adventure as she arrived at Scouts HQ - 30 years after being a model Brownie herself. The Duchess of Cambridge excitedly joined in as youngsters built craft boats and made balloon rockets at Gilwell Park in Essex for the day. Wearing a khaki Barbour jacket, a red J.Crew jumper and brown Chloe boots, the duchess made sure she looked the part - donning a Scout scarf in a nod to the organisation. The visit will be a flashback to Kate's childhood, with the royal having enrolled with the 1st St Andrew's Brownies pack in Pangbourne, Berkshire, when she was eight-year-old. Brownies are part of the Girl Guides organisation for girls aged seven to ten-years-old, while Scouts are for boys and girls from about six. Beaver Scouts, aged from six to eight, are currently the youngest in the movement. And Kate today revealed she hoped her kids - Prince George, five, Princess Charlotte, three, and Prince Louis, who is turning one next month - would join the … [Read more...] about Kate Middleton goes back to Scouts to meet kids 30 years after being model Brownie
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David Crary Associated Press Published 5:13 PM EST Dec 13, 2018 New York – The Boy Scouts of America deflected questions about a report suggesting it is considering seeking bankruptcy protection, though the head of the organization said it is exploring “all options” as it tries to stay afloat while facing sexual abuse lawsuits and dwindling membership. “I want to assure you that our daily mission will continue and that there are no imminent actions or immediate decisions expected,” Chief Scout Executive Mike Surbaugh said in a statement issued Wednesday evening. Surbaugh was responding to a Wall Street Journal report that the BSA, founded in 1910, had hired a law firm to assist in a possible Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing. He described the report as “news speculation,” but he acknowledged that the group is “working with experts to explore all options available” as well as the pressures arising from multiple lawsuits related to … [Read more...] about Boy Scouts’ money struggles: Is bankruptcy an option?
David Crary, Ap National Writer Updated 12:00 pm CST, Thursday, December 13, 2018 FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2013 file photo, shows a close up detail of a Boy Scout uniform worn during a news conference in front of the Boy Scouts of America headquarters in Irving, Texas. The Boy Scouts of America says it is exploring "all options" to address serious financial challenges, but is declining to confirm or deny a report that it may seek bankruptcy protection in the face of declining membership and sex-abuse litigation. "I want to assure you that our daily mission will continue and that there are no imminent actions or immediate decisions expected," Chief Scout Executive Mike Surbaugh said in a statement issued Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. less FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2013 file photo, shows a close up detail of a Boy Scout uniform worn during a news conference in front of the Boy Scouts of America headquarters in Irving, Texas. The Boy Scouts of ... more … [Read more...] about Boy Scouts exploring “all options” to address fiscal woes
THE Prince of Wales turns 70 today – and to mark the occasion he will celebrate alongside inspirational Sun readers also reaching this landmark birthday. From fundraisers to football coaches, we are honouring Britain’s most deserving people at this birthday party like no other. We asked for nominees who have brightened up the lives of others and who, like Prince Charles, were born in 1948. Today the super 70 – including Age UK volunteer Eileen Thomson, inset top, who also met Charles in 1982, above – will attend an exclusive tea party at posh Spencer House, in central London. Prince Charles – joined by the Duchess of Cornwall – will be guest of honour at our exclusive bash. We profile the winners of this special birthday honour. ‘Meeting Charles? Things like this don’t happen to people like me’ WOMEN’S Institute group treasurer Kathleen Jowett visits elderly villagers with food she has rustled up for them in her kitchen. … [Read more...] about Our inspirational readers celebrating their 70th birthday alongside Prince Charles over tea
Tom Mcelroy, Associated Press Updated 12:02 am CST, Wednesday, November 7, 2018 FILE - In this June 18, 2018, file photo, patches cover the back of a Girl Scout's vest at a demonstration of some of their activities in Seattle. The Girl Scouts of the United States of America filed a trademark infringement lawsuit on Monday, Nov. 5, against the Boy Scouts of America for dropping the word "boy" from its flagship program in an effort to attract girls. less FILE - In this June 18, 2018, file photo, patches cover the back of a Girl Scout's vest at a demonstration of some of their activities in Seattle. The Girl Scouts of the United States of America filed a ... more Photo: Elaine Thompson, AP Photo: Elaine Thompson, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 FILE - In this June 18, 2018, file photo, patches cover the … [Read more...] about Girl Scouts sue Boy Scouts over program’s name change