Kate Middleton Joins Cub Scouts for a Snowy Day Around the Campfire: Pictures
Kate Middleton is one happy camper -- and she made a lot of other campers very happy, too, when she participated in a training day at the Great Tower Scout Camp at Newby Bridge in Cumbria, England. As part of her volunteer work with the Scout Association, the 5-months-pregnant Duchess of Cambridge joined other volunteers and a group of Cub Scouts for a snowy afternoon of bread-making, bonding, and skill-building.
Dressed for the cold in a Barbour coat, blue skinny jeans, Le Chameau Vierzon Nord boots, and a special red-white-and-blue Scouts neckerchief, the royal mom-to-be proved game for anything. Shortly after arriving at the camp by train, she took a seat around the campfire and got to work making unleavened bread -- which was basically flour, water, oil, and sugar mixed into a dough and twisted onto a stick to be toasted over the flames.
Middleton, 31, was a natural, impressing even the instructor with her baking prowess. "Oh, that's brilliant!" he exclaimed of her sugary bread. (Incidentally, a source tells Us Weekly that the Duchess has been craving sweets while pregnant. "She's got sugar on the brain," the insider says. "Chocolate, biscuits, cake.")
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Later in the day, the soon-to-be first-time mother spent some time teaching survival skills to a group of about 24 Cub Scouts. Among the tricks she passed on: how to make a fire, and how to climb a safety rope.
A source tells Us that despite the heavy snow and 33-degree temperature, the Duchess was happy and smiling all afternoon. "She was really natural with the kids," the onlooker says.