Bear flies in to visit Scouts in north west England

Bear in the Air venture

Chief Scout Bear Grylls will take to the air this weekend in the next chapter of Bear in the Air and meet up to 58,000 Scouts from north west England.

In a jam-packed tour he will travel by helicopter and fly in to 13 different Scouting events. Kicking off at East Lancashire Scouts’ County Rally, Bear’s itinerary on Saturday includes a Scouts’ activity day on an Isle of Man beach and a visit to Knowsley Safari Park in Merseyside.

On Sunday he’ll join Scouts in Liverpool as they hope to break two world records and finish his tour at the Street Kids event in central Manchester. 

Bear’s tour is part of his mission to encourage more adults to volunteer for Scouting, as well as celebrate the important role that Scouting plays. He plans to visit the whole of the UK during his term as Chief Scout.

Looking forward to a busy weekend, Bear said: 'I am super excited to visit Scouts across north west England. At every event, I know I’ll meet young people taking an active positive part in the adventure that Scouting provides. It’s always humbling to see first-hand the adventures that our members are taking part in and the spirit with which they make a difference.'

Check out Twitter (hashtag #bearintheair) and our Facebook page for the latest on Bear’s adventures this weekend.

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