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Top Scout Bear Grylls heads to Cumbria
ONE of the world’s most famous survivalists will team up with Cumbrian Scouts at this year’s County Camp and Fun Day.
Chief Scout Bear Grylls has announced plans to join the group when they descend on the Westmorland County Showground, Crooklands, for a day of fun, adventure and challenge.
The invited 4,000-strong pack range from six-year-old Beaver Scouts to 25-year-old Scout Network members. The day will be split in two sections, half a day involving an ‘It’s a Knockout’ event, with the second seeing scouts participate in a number of activities including circus skills, inflatables and zorbing. There will also be off-site activities including canoeing, rafting, climbing, abseiling and orienteering.
Bear Grylls will be flying in by helicopter to join in with the activities as part of his visit to Scouts in the north west of England.
He is on the third year of his four-year plan to visit Scouts in every area of the UK.
The visit is also part of his mission to encourage more adults to volunteer for Scouting.
Bear said: “It is always great to visit Scouts. At every event I go to, I know I’ll meet young people taking part in the adventure that Scouting provides.
“It’s crucial though that more adults sign up as volunteers, to ensure that all young people have the opportunity to join.”
Graham White, who heads the County Scouts, said: “We are really keen that every member in the county gets the opportunity to take part in this exciting event.
“We have an amazing day lined up, which will be fantastic not only for Cumbria’s young people but also for our fantastic adult leaders.” The fun day will take place in May and full details will be released shortly.