PRINCESS ANNE PRAISES SCOUTS
Princess Royal praises scout camp
PRINCESS Anne paid a visit to a Chalfont St Peter scout camp to learn more about volunteering there.
The Princess Royal, who is the patron of Lattitude Global Volunteering visited the PACCAR Scout Camp on Tuesday, July 14 where she was met by the organisation’s CEO Joanne Smithson, chairman Dr Pat Upson, mayor of Amersham Amanda Lamont and Chalfont St Peter parish council chairman Linda Smith.
Her Royal Highness also met volunteers from Australia and New Zealand who are taking a year out through Lattitude Global Volunteering and are working at PACCAR Scout Camp.
The volunteers have been working at the camp since February this year, helping out with a range of activities at he site
Representatives from the scout camp gave the Princess Royal a tour of the camp, where she had the opportunity to meet visitors and watch as they enjoyed a range of activities such as abseiling, high ropes and crate stacking.
During her speech, she highlighted the importance of sustainable volunteering, and said: “I hope that this experience has created a desire to continue volunteering and would encourage volunteers to do so after their placement.
“I feel that volunteering allows individuals to concentrate on different countries similarities and not our differences. Volunteering overseas is a great way to expose yourself to this.”
She also presented some awards on behalf of Global Lattitude Volunteering, giving the Recognition Awards to Susan Stathers, Mick Whitacker and Lesley Wright for their dedication and hard work as volunteer programme managers for the organisation.
ROYAL APPROVAL: Princess Anne on her visit to the PACCAR Scout Camp in Chalfont St Peter
MEET AND GREET: Princess Anne is introduced to volunteers and local dignitaries