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Every child has the right to an adventure. Life is about grabbing opportunities. The prizes don’t always go to the biggest, the best and the strongest – they go to those who persevere. These are simple life lessons that Scouting teaches.

Scouts today are full of fun, adventure and excitement. I’m so proud to wear Baden-Powell’s Silver Wolf, but more importantly, the scarf.

Scouting’s 500,000 members are an inspiration. It's great to see it. It's all about friendship and fun and adventure – people who might not normally have the chance for adventure. Scouts are shining lights in their communities.

Two things matter in life: following your dreams and looking after your friends. This is what I love about Scouting. It’s about doing great things, loving and enjoying the great adventures and helping others to do the same.

I want the public to know how Scouting continues to open young people’s eyes to a world of extraordinary promise and possibilities.

Bear Grylls