COMMITTED TO THE SCOUT MOVEMENT
as patron of 33 Danish and ten foreign sporting and humanitarian organisations, the hard-working and conscientious princess leads a busy life. Princess Bene- dikte has inherited her sense of social commitment and organisational talent from her mother, Queen Ingrid. as a young teenager, Princess Benedikte was introduced to the girl guides through her mother, who was chairwoman of the Joint Committee of Girl Guides in Denmark.
When Queen Ingrid was unable to attend the World association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts’ 18th World Conference in nyborg in 1963 due to poor health, it was obvious that Princess Benedikte should step into the role.
The princess’s involve- ment and dedicated efforts meant that, only two years later, she took over the position of chair of the Joint Committee of Girl Guides in Denmark from her mother. Since then, she has been passionately involved in the girl guide and scouting movement, and actively participates in the national jamborees. For the past many years, Princess Benedikte has been patron of the Danish Guide and Scout association and the Green Girl Guides of Denmark.