As an ex-Special Forces soldier, he is not only known around the world as the host of hit survival TV series, he is also an inspirational speaker, bestselling author and a fervent supporter of young people experiencing adventure for themselves.
When invited to take on this role with the UK’s largest co-educational youth movement, Bear said: ‘I feel so honoured to be offered this position, and have always held such admiration for Scouts and all they do around the world.
‘The Scouting Movement is a massive force for good, touching many, many young lives. Above all, it gives millions of kids the chance to live and learn about the wild and to experience real adventure.’
See what Bear has been doing during his time as Chief Scout.