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    Just for fun: New Chief Scout incoming?

    We're over halfway through 2018 so whether you love or hate him, Bear's time is nearly up.
    (Well, unless I've missed something and he's doing another term?!)

    The last two appointments have been announced July 2004 and May 2009 so I wonder if a Summer announcement is due.

    No doubt the deals have already been struck, but: Any obvious candidates?

    Assuming it's another "celeb", Steve Backshall has seemed to be lurking for a while as an obvious contender, but I suspect he's too obvious (and he's now got a baby so attention could be elsewhere). Plus I'll be surprised if HQ pick someone white and male again.

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    Does it have to be automatically an outdoorsy type?

    I regret he's now died, but as an opposite extreme, but an example of someone who had overcome massive health issues and has created a legacy that will last for centuries I'd have suggested Stephen Hawking. Great sense of humour too. Successful young actors - Daniel Radcliffe was massively abused at school, and clearly recognisable, from teh music world - Ed Sheeran?

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    Steve Backshall would get my vote.

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    Could do with being a lady...

    Ellen McArthur? Kelly Homes? (Who I think used to be a Guide...) Maybe someone like Julia Bradbury?

    It'll probably be someone from Love Island or Towie the way things are going though...

    Tony Blair used to be a Scout, and I think he's looking for a new project.

    Just saying...


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    I suspect it will be Steve Backshall - he's got the right image and a wide enough profile.
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    Me. What could possibly go wrong?

    You've seen the shortlist right?...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ianw View Post
    Me. What could possibly go wrong?

    You've seen the shortlist right?...

    https://scouts.org.uk/about-us/ambassadors/
    Oh dear God. Please don't let it be Chris Evans...

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    I still fancy Kate Humble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crisolin View Post
    I still fancy Kate Humble.
    Yes but back to the question at hand...
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    Quote Originally Posted by crisolin View Post
    I still fancy Kate Humble.
    But what about who should be Chief Scout?
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    Quote Originally Posted by crisolin View Post
    I still fancy Kate Humble.
    Would she introduce the naturist badge?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev View Post
    Would she introduce the naturist badge?
    Edit. Oh. She is a naturist. Comment calling out a lewd comment deleted.

    Apologies.

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