Suffolk: Adventurer Bear Grylls visits the county’s Scouts

Bear Grylls with Scouts at Languard Fort in Felixstowe

Bear Grylls with Scouts at Languard Fort in Felixstowe - Credit: Archant

International adventurer and TV personality Bear Grylls made a flying visit to Suffolk yesterday.

Bear Grylls drops in at the Scout camp at Bradfield Combust.

Bear Grylls drops in at the Scout camp at Bradfield Combust. - Credit: Archant

In his role as Britain’s Chief Scout, the 39-year-old survival expert passed on tips to dozens of Cubs, Beavers, Adventure and Explorer Scouts attending activity weekends across the county.

He dropped in by helicopter to scouting events in three different locations, including a water activity day at Lowestoft, a weekend camp at Bradfield Combust near Bury St Edmunds and an activity day at Languard Fort in Felixstowe.

Mr Grylls, who has been Chief Scout since 2009, is on a mission to personally meet and inspire as many scouts as he can. East Anglia is the last region on his schedule and this weekend’s trips will complete his ‘Bear in the Air’ tour.

He told the EADT: “I am super excited to have visited Scouts across the east of England. One of the main objectives for this weekend is to encourage adults to volunteer a bit of their time to ensure that all young people have the opportunity to join in and share the adventure that Scouting offers.

“I’m so proud to be Chief Scout and its always humbling to see first hand the adventures that our members are taking part in, and the spirit with which they make a difference.”