HRH Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg has agreed to become the new Chief Scout of Luxembourg, following in the footsteps of his beloved grandfather, Grand Duke Jean, who passed away on 23 April of this year.
This much-anticipated announcement was made by Scouting in Luxembourg, the organisation uniting the two Scout and Guide Associations: the National Federation of Scouts and Girl Scouts of Luxembourg (Fédération Nationale des Eclaireurs et Eclaireuses du Luxembourg, FNEL) and Luxembourg Guides and Scouts (Lëtzebuerger Guiden Scouten, LGS).
Prince Guillaume will be officially inducted on Friday 4 October at the occasion of the meeting of the World Scout Foundation Board in Luxembourg, of which He has been a member since 2017.
Prince Guillaume became a Cub Scout aged eight, and was an active member of the Scouts for many years. During the summer of 1997, the Prince traveled with the Luxembourgish Scouts to Nepal to work at a humanitarian aid camp and the experience led Him to become more invested in humanitarian issues, solidarity and cooperation. He later went on to take part in a reforestation project and in various other activities aimed at assisting disadvantaged communities.
He joined the World Scout Foundation to support the development of Scouting worldwide and was officially recognised as a Baden-Powell Fellow at the 71st Baden Powell Fellowship Event in Mexico, March 2018.
The World Scout Foundation extends its very best wishes to the Luxembourg Scouts and their new Chief Scout, HRH Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume, and is delighted to be able to witness the official ceremony in October.