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Scout Ambassadors

Scout Ambassadors are committed to raising national awareness of Scouting's invaluable work, helping young people develop skills for life. They help raise our profile, extend our reach and gain influence across the UK.
Chief Scout - Bear Grylls

Chief Scout - Bear Grylls

The Chief Scout provides inspirational leadership to the Scout Movement in the UK. The public face of Scouting, the Chief Scout ensures that we reach as wide an audience as possible.
Chief Scouts are appointed for a five-year tenure.
Bear Grylls was the UK’s youngest Chief Scout when he was appointed aged 34.
As an ex-Special Forces soldier, he is not only known around the world as the host of hit survival TV series, he is also an inspirational speaker, bestselling author and a fervent supporter of young people experiencing adventure for themselves.

‘Honoured to be offered this position’

When invited to take on this role with the UK’s largest co-educational youth movement, Bear said:
‘I feel so honoured to be offered this position, and have always held such admiration for Scouts and all they do around the world. 'The Scouting Movement is a massive force for good, touching many, many young lives. Above all, it gives millions of kids the chance to live and learn about the wild and to experience real adventure.’

Ellie Simmonds

Aged just 13, swimmer Ellie won two golds at the 2008 Beijing Paralympic games and went on to win again at London 2012 and Rio 2016. ‘Young people need positive role  models. They also need a safe, nurturing and supportive environment where they can try new things and not be afraid to fail. Scouting is one of those places.’


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