Chief Scout and international adventurer Bear Grylls took to the air at the weekend to meet up with thousands of Scouts from across the UK, including 650 from across Wrexham, Flintshire, Llangollen and the Vale of Clwyd.
Bear visited six different venues, where he participated in a range of activities with thousands of local Scouts.
Ahead of the weekend, Bear Grylls, Chief Scout, said: “I am so excited to visit the Scouts from across North East Wales. The best part of my role is always meeting so many inspiring young people who play such a positive part in the adventure that Scouting provides.
“This week marks Volunteers Week and one of my main objectives for the weekend is to encourage more adults to volunteer with the Scouts to ensure that all young people have the opportunity to join in the adventure that Scouting offers to all its participants.”
Hannah Maddocks, a Scout from Esclusham Scout Group said “Meeting Bear Grylls was a fantastic opportunity that not many people get. Seeing him arrive by helicopter caused masses of excitement around camp. I was lucky enough to show him around some of the activities that were going on and he was really enthusiastic and enjoyed seeing the kids and leaders having fun. He even joined in himself!”
Moz Morris, Volunteer District Commissioner for Wrexham District Scouts adds: “Bear’s visit was such an inspiration to everyone, Scouts and adults alike. He’s so passionate about getting kids away from their screens and into the outdoors, learning practical skills and appreciating their environment.
“Our top team of volunteers from Wrexham District put their all into filling the weekend with a massive array of activities, and it was clear they had just as much fun as the young people. This is the sort of thing that Scouting does best!”