Bear Grylls signs as Chief Ambassador for World Scouting Until 2022

By Samara Siviter, 16, Jill Dando News, The King Alfred School Academy 

British adventurer, writer and television presenter, Bear Grylls has signed as the Chief Ambassador of World Scouting until 2022.

As a well known global adventurer, Bear has been a global role model for Scouts for many years and has inspired millions to get involved with outdoor educational activities. 

The appointment will see him continue to support the Scouts initiative supporting campaigns and events, while inspiring millions of children and adults to engage with this movement. 

Bear said: “It is truly such a privilege to do my part in promoting the amazing work the scouts do across the globe as a true force for good.”

Bear, best known for his popular Discovery Channel Show Man vs Wild, has made a career out of teaching people how to survive in some of the world’s most inhospitable environments. 

He has shown the world that nothing is impossible and that you can achieve anything that you put your mind to.

In 1997, he became the youngest Brit to climb one of the toughest mountains, Ama Dablam.

A spokesperson for World Scouting said: “We couldn’t ask for a better ambassador than Bear, who’s always inspiring others to do their best, to say yes to adventure and to give back.”