Scouts delighted by visit from Bear Grylls

EXCITING VISIT FOR SCOUTS: Scouts from across Angus met their hero, chief scout Bear Grylls at the weekend when he paid a visit to their annual camp at the Jock Neish Centre near Forfar.
EXCITING VISIT FOR SCOUTS: Scouts from across Angus met their hero, chief scout Bear Grylls at the weekend when he paid a visit to their annual camp at the Jock Neish Centre near Forfar.

Bear Grylls took to the air at this weekend to meet 260 Scouts from Angus at their annual camp at the Jock Neish Centre.

During the course of the weekend, Cubs took part in a district camp, themed on the Muppet Olympics while Scouts took part in a camping competition themed on survival.

Bear, who is chief scout of the organisation, was shown round the activities by young leader volunteers Evan (16) from Kirriemuir and Heather (15) from Forfar.

He took part in a wide variety of fun filled activities including an assault course, shelter building, signalling, cliff rescue, backwoods cooking, first aid and relay races.

Evan said: “It was great to meet Bear in person, he’s such a huge inspiration for me.

“Scouting’s all about adventure, so it’s great having someone like Bear as our Chief Scout. He got involved and spent time speaking to everyone. It was amazing seeing the awe on the cubs faces when they met one of their real-life heroes in the flesh.”

Heather added: “Everyone was very excited to meet Bear Grylls and couldn’t believe how friendly he was, he was full of energy and enthusiasm to meet all the Scouts.

Bear Grylls, Chief Scout, said: “It was great to visit Scouts across Scotland in the past couple of days. At every event I went to, I met 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.”