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    Bear Grylls Announced 10th Chief Scout and Wayne Bulpitt 1st UK Chief Commissioner



    A new partnership of Bear Grylls, the tenth Chief Scout and Wayne Bulpitt, our first UK Chief Commissioner is in place to lead Scouting in the UK.


    Scouting in the UK is more popular than ever, having gone through its fourth year of consecutive growth.

    Together Bear and Wayne will help to continue building on Scouting’s success story by supporting those already involved in Scouting and encouraging more adults to volunteer their time.

    While Bear will focus on providing inspirational leadership and increasing Scouting’s national profile, Wayne will manage and lead all volunteers within the movement.

    Good friends and adventure

    When asked why he chose to volunteer for the UK’s largest mixed youth movement, Bear said: ‘In short, because I love adventure and I love hanging out with good friends. For me this is what Scouting is about.’

    He first got involved in Scouting aged eight as a Cub Scout. Bear attributes this time as part of the inspiration behind his adult adventures presenting TV shows such as Born Survivor: ‘So much of who we are as an adult is formed when we are kids,’ said Bear. ‘What Scouting says to young people is: “it’s okay to go for it in life”.’

    Born on 7 June 1974, Bear Grylls will be the youngest ever Chief Scout.

    The famous adventurer takes over when current Chief Scout, former Blue Peter presenter Peter Duncan, completes his five year tenure in July.

    Exciting times

    Like Bear, Wayne Bulpitt’s Scouting began as a Cub Scout. ‘I am delighted to have been invited to take on this new role at such an exciting time,’ said Wayne.

    ‘The successes of the last few years mean that we are well placed to make the most of a high public profile and fulfil our vision of providing personal development and exciting opportunities to increasing numbers of young people.’

    Wayne will also help to further external relationships with political parties, Scouting ambassadors and related organisations.

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    There are lots of flexible volunteering opportunities.
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    Bear Grylls..... A modern day BP?

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    First reaction.....

    Good choice, look forward to reading more about him.

    And maybe meeting him at some time over the next 5 years.
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    Bear Grylls is a good choice I think. And Wayne will be a great asset too.
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    My response was 'who??'

    To me Rainbow Dave was the better choice... at least I know who she is... and that she's a ****** good scout

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    Quote Originally Posted by ASLChris View Post
    Too many corporate buzzwords! "Brand values" for crying out loud?!

    Obviously the Scouting "brand" needs to be protected, but we also need to just use plain English!
    And what's more plain english than "everyday adventure"? Which in two words sums up exactly what we strive to do.

    Anyway, back to Bear Grylls - an adventurer at heart, should do very well for us.
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    Bit of a surprice, but a good choice.

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    Ladbrookes owes me! So, what about the headbanger.......sorry, the Bear, then?

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    Hi Guys i can offically give you the following message

    A new partnership of Bear Grylls, the tenth Chief Scout and Wayne Bulpitt, our first UK Chief Commissioner is in place to lead Scouting in the UK. Read the full story at www.scouts.org.uk/ukpartnership

    Have a great night
    Daniel Clark
    TSA HQ Member and Scout Leader at 1st Bishops Stortford in Bishops Stortford District

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    Good choice, and nice to see him in uniform on the first pic!
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    I'm certain Bear will make a fantastic Chief Scout, he can already do archery !!

    Wayne as the UK Chief Commissioner is also an excellent choice, to take care of the business side

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    Congrats Bear and Wayne!! No longer need we keep it a secret!!

    He had his Uniform on at Council today Marcus (he must havre got his badges on quick!) and his IScout Hoodie! He even brought his Mum along too....

    Catch you all later,

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    The Kids will love it, but I think a bad role model for them. An adventurer he may be but takes too many risks and some of his exploits on the TV are just cruel or sick

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    Thanks for all your support in the new choice guys and i hope you enjoy your Chief Scout parties
    Daniel Clark
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    Good choice.

    On a side note, has anyone looked at the first comments after the announcement on scouts.org.uk
    By Richard Hammond
    on 18/05/2009 00:12

    well the best man won gongratulations

    hamster
    And Richard, what line 2 were you referring about in the speculations posts, about Escouts? I got confused there
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