Video: Bear Grylls flies in to meet Suffolk scouts

Born Survivor star Bear Grylls made a flying visit to a Suffolk scouts in Bradfield Combust on Saturday.

Chief Scout Bear was dropped in by helicopter to meet Cubs, Scouts and Explorers as part of his mission to visit every Scout camp in the UK during his time as chief.

Bear Grylls visited Bradfield Combust today as part of hgis tour of scout camps in the East of England

Bear Grylls visited Bradfield Combust today as part of hgis tour of scout camps in the East of England

The event was organised to raise the scouts’ profile and help recruit adult volunteers so more youngsters can get involved in scouting.

At the event, Bear said he was really excited to meet with the Suffolk scouts.

“I always think my role of Chief Scout is to encourage, encourage, encourage,” he said.

“We are trying this weekend to get around as many camps as we can.

“The movement gives young people so much - adventures, friendship as well as a love of the great outdoors and life skills.”

After landing, Bear tried his hand at archery and shooting before heading around the camp to meet the excited youngsters.

Jane Dickinson, Deputy District Commissioner for Bury St Edmunds Scouts, said the children had no idea the TV star was visiting until he dropped in.

“Rumours were going round the camp but most of them didn’t find out until this morning,” she said.

“When he got here he was like the pied piper, they followed him around wherever he went”