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

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    Rather simple for me. Bear is attract young people to the movement, helps the movement to be cool and the YP like him .

    = So keep him as CS

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    I think this thread should be locked and if we need to discuss this a new one should be started.

    This thread seems to be attracting some intersting characters
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    Our DC has a dislike of him so he must be doing something right

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    Although we may feel that we 'know' someone because they are a well-known TV personality, having never actually met him in person I reserve judgement as to whether or not I actually like or dislike him. His status confers many positives towards Scouting as indeed it would to any such outdoor/activity based organisation and he would appear to genuinely enjoy what he does in support of Scouting.

    I don't particularly enjoy his style of 'presenting' on his shows and on his latest "Escape from Hell' episode, killing a snake just for the sake of it after drinking his own pee I find gross & unwarranted sensationalism.

    Putting the two of them together, I'd rather be in a survival situation with Ray Mears as I believe he has more in common with the core values of what Scouting represents; but as others have said, he could not commit the time needed to do the role justice. Similarly though, I like how BG has publicly stated that he holds great stead in his religious beliefs which I find commendable

    All said, I feel that BG is a competent Chief Scout and has achieved a lot for the Scouts especially with regards to raising its public profile. This said, his exploits are very 'sensationalist' and unlikely to be anything that most Scouts could ever do. I feel that someone like Julia Bradbury, with her walking & rock climbing, would represent UK Scouting equally as well if not better due to her love of things which people are actually likely to be able to participate in

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    Why do I get a sense of Dejau vu
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    Quote Originally Posted by roger-uk View Post
    Why do I get a sense of Dejau vu
    Apologies - I realise I'm new here ..... have I said something wrong ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigfoot0968 View Post
    Apologies - I realise I'm new here ..... have I said something wrong ?
    No, you haven't. Don't worry about old grumpypants

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigfoot0968 View Post
    Apologies - I realise I'm new here ..... have I said something wrong ?
    My apologies its caused by Doing Jamboree on Internet and Air since Friday - Just post was fairly old but please forgive grumpy pants
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