View Poll Results: Do you think Bear Grylls was a good choice of Chief Scout?

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    i was more thinking moley!!

    i have a feeling that we will not get any more responses to this!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CJB666 View Post
    As an active animal lover I am appalled that every time I switch on
    the t.v. especially on Channel 4 Mr. Grylls is there killing animals
    or snakes without any real reason.

    Recently I've seen him kill a huge python THAT WAS NO THREAT TO HIM on
    his show from Ecuador - and he really looked as though he enjoyed the
    experience.

    And just now he was seen again needlessly killing a rattle snake in
    Dakota during the Channel 4 'Born Survivor' series.

    I have been a supporter of the aims and objectives of Scouting for
    many years and I have always thought that the Scouts (and Guides,
    Cubs, Brownies, etc.) placed an emphasis on conservation and were
    mindful of the need to treat animals with respect.

    So now there is a Chief Scout who not only kills animals needlessly
    for t.v. shows, but who will obviously now set an example of cruelty
    to animals as an accepted part of Scouting culture.

    The wayward and violent youngsters of today, especially in the Western
    world and the UK in particular, do NOT need his examples of animal
    cruelty.

    I am sure that the Animal Rights organisations will not let this
    appointment go unchallenged.

    With disgust.
    C.J.Brady
    I just don't know whether to laugh or cry at this supreme example of imbecility.
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    Wow - Scouting at its best!

    I support the choice of Bear Grylls as Chief, I think he will be an excellent role model to the 'wayward and violent teens' - who we should do more to attract, as Scouting could do some good work in this area.

    Does Bear Grylls needlessly kill animals - I think that is up for debate. He is demonstrating survival in extreme circumstances - but does he need to, or is just for ratings?

    CJB666 may be a troll - but imbecile? How about tolerating other people's views?

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    I think its true to say we are monitoring CJB666, yes he entitled to his views, but is he from Scouting, who knows.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Viking View Post
    Does Bear Grylls needlessly kill animals - I think that is up for debate. He is demonstrating survival in extreme circumstances - but does he need to, or is just for ratings?
    Does he do it just for ratings? I'd say no as he generally eats what he kills. Except vegetarians we all eat meat so I don't see the difference really

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    Quote Originally Posted by Viking View Post
    CJB666 may be a troll - but imbecile? How about tolerating other people's views?
    Because their views are internally inconsistent and lack even a semblance of rational thought.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ASLChris View Post
    Because their views are internally inconsistent and lack even a semblance of rational thought.
    don't feed the trolls

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    This Troll has been fed this time.

    ASL Chris, I had to smile at this ...

    Originally Posted by Viking
    CJB666 may be a troll - but imbecile? How about tolerating other people's views?
    You said...

    Because their views are internally inconsistent and lack even a semblance of rational thought.
    Taken literally that puts you above everyone else ... but we know what you mean
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    Quote Originally Posted by ASLChris View Post
    Because their views are internally inconsistent and lack even a semblance of rational thought.
    That sounds like an accurate description of the Tory Party Manifesto - but what about CJB666?

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    100% happy with the choice as he's the best person I can think for the role at this time, but we'll see how it goes when in 6 months time some air-sea rescue/mountain rescue/emergency aid group announces they have rescued a stranded cub or scout from some thick jungle or cliff edge to be greeted with the phrase 'But I'm a scout, and Bear Grylls does this too!!!' Lets face it, some parents are stupid and would assume that they can let a beaver watch his programmes thinking the scouts have sanctioned him or something as someone to copy to the letter!!! LOL!!

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    I've found recently found that I'm defending bear over ray as i use to think ray mears was better but now I've taken time to watch his shows and read up about him i realise that hes very good and the inter views I've listened to i think were great and hes the perfect guy for the job.

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    When I asked who the new Chief Scout was one of the scouts said 'it's that man what eats snakes on telly!' and everyone else said 'Him? Cool!' One of the ASLs goes red every time she hears his named mentioned. And we've had him linked with us in a newspaper article. Not a bad reaction round here, thus far.
    I'll admit it, I think Mr Grylls is "The Man".

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    Did any of you girlies see him stripping off to his pants on Born Survivor last week? Bet he doesn't do THAT at G24 even if it does rain and he gets his kit wet!!

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    Now that's a body I'd like to see on the P4U ad! Yum
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    Ruth!

    I'm surprised at you.

    *where can I see a picture? *

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