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Kate helps Cub Scouts celebrate their centenary

By Sam Russell

The Duchess of Cambridge joined a group of Cub Scouts for a special party to celebrate a century of the youth movement yesterday.

She wore a yellow Cub scarf as she took part in games in a bunting-decked Scout Hut.

Kate also helped decorate cupcakes with icing, took part in a trust game where youngsters leaned back and held each other up, and had a sling put on her arm for a first aid class in the Scout Hut in North Wootton, near King's Lynn.

The Duchess said: "It's been a real treat for me to come to see all of you here. Keep up the work because you're doing all the hard work helping other people, and happy Christmas to you all."

Alex Peace-Gadsby, the Scout Association's chief commissioner for England, said: "We're thrilled that the Duchess has been able to join us as we celebrate the Cubs' 100th birthday.

"We have hundreds of events planned across the United Kingdom, with a chance for each and every one of our 150,000 Cubs to take part."

The Duchess previously worked as a volunteer with a Cub Scout pack when she and the Duke of Cambridge lived in Anglesey, North Wales.

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