Posted: Thu 2nd Jun 2016

North East Wales Scouts get flying visit from Chief Bear Grylls

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Jun 2nd, 2016

Chief Scout and international adventurer Bear Grylls took to the air last weekend to meet up with thousands of Scouts from across the UK, including 650 from across Flintshire, Wrexham, Llangollen and the Vale of Clwyd.

Bear’s flying visit took him to six different venues including Denbigh and Flint showground where he watched Scouts taking part in everything from Kayak racing on grass to archery, Bear tried his hand at bell ringing in a portable bell tower.

The visits coincided with the start of Volunteers Week and Bear took the opportunity to say thanks to all adult volunteers who help deliver adventure and the benefits of Scouting to communities across the UK.

Commenting on his visits, Bear Grylls, Chief Scout, says:

“I am so excited to visit the Scouts from across North East Wales. The best part of my role is always meeting
so many inspiring young people who play such a positive part in the adventure that Scouting provides.
“This week marks Volunteers Week and one of my main objectives for the weekend is to encourage more
adults to volunteer with the Scouts to ensure that all young people have the opportunity to join in the adventure that Scouting offers to all its participants.”

Megan Davies, an 11-year-old Scout from Penyffordd, said:

“The camp has been so much fun, and getting to see Bear Grylls was amazing. It was really exciting watching him arrive in his helicopter, then he went around to look at all the activities and even had a go on some of them”

“The camp has been a huge success and everyone had a brilliant time. Having Bear visit us was really  the icing on the cake” said Volunteer District Commissioner for Flintshire Scouts Richard Hebden, adding: “He got to take part in a few of the activities we had on offer and he really did show that the adult volunteers have just as much fun as the younger members.”

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