Sunday 30 July 2017 was a memorable day at Kibblestone Scout Camp as the Chief Scout, Bear Grylls, visited as part of his Bear in the Air mission to visit Scouts across the UK. Mr Grylls was invited to speak at the first UK Muslim Scout Fellowship International Jamboree, held at Kibblestone and attended by over 1,500 young people from across the globe.
One of the key aims of Bear in the Air is to thank the volunteers, and to encourage more people to help deliver adventure to the thousands of young people waiting to join Scouting. Mr Grylls told the Kibblestone staff and volunteers that “events like this only happen because of amazing people like you”.
Mr Grylls signed the famous Kibblestone map, which has been signed by every Chief Scout to visit the site, from Lord Baden-Powell onwards. He was presented with a clock made by using wood from a fallen tree on the site. The clock was designed and made by volunteer Phil Tyler.
Stevan Fern, Campsite Manager, said “we are honoured to have been visited by the Chief Scout, and delighted that he took time to speak to our staff and volunteers. Kibblestone cannot operate without our volunteers, and even though we have a very dedicated team that work incredibly hard, we are keen to increase numbers.”
There are many volunteering opportunities available, from shop assistant to groundswork and maintenance. Partnerships with local businesses are also very welcome. If you are interested in volunteering at Kibblestone, email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.