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Bear Grylls and Steve Backshall visit Croydon

Posted by Forest Project on May 14, 2014 at 5:00 PM

The Chief Scout, Bear Grylls, with fellow adventurer Steve Backshall, presenter of Deadly 60, dropped in to Pinewood Scout Centre on sunday 11th may 2014 morning 


The visit was part of the Bear in the Air as the Chief Scout meets and inspires young people. 70 Croydon Cubs were taking part in their Chief Scouts Silver Award day and 40 scouts were linking with Croydon Forestry school and undertaking a survival camp.


Bear watched as Scouts gutted fish and stuffed them with potatoes to cook them in newspaper in the embers of fires the scouts had lit themselves.


Whilst the cubs took part in Climbing, Archery, Shooting, Raft Building and Kayaking on the site.


See all the pictures here


See Bear’s Youtube clip from his visit

Bear Grylls and Steve Backshall dropped in on Scout groups across London and the South East by helicopter.INCLUDEING THE CROYDON scouts that were at pinewood alongside the croydon forest school #Bearintheair was a day of open fire cooking, crafting, climbing, selfies, kayaking, rafting, abseiling and campfires

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