After 15 years of being the UK Chief Scout, Bear Grylls has announced that in September he will be stepping down for the role.

Please find below his statement regarding this announcement.

“To all my friends and family in Scouts,

This September will mark the end of my time as Chief Scout after three 5 year terms as Chief and a total of 15 years in the role.

Being Chief Scout has been the greatest honour of my life. The kindness and commitment of our young people and volunteers is incredible. 

And I’m so proud that since 2009 when I joined, over 2 million people have been through Scouts in the UK. Together we accomplished everything we set out to do – grow our movement and help millions of young people gain skills for life and access to adventure and the outdoors but like every volunteer in our movement, our roles evolve and nothing stays the same forever. 

I will of course continue as Chief Ambassador of World Scouting, helping support the global movement of some 65 million international scouts.”

Bear Grylls

Chief Scout