Bear Grylls encourages return to wild with back garden scout camp

Quarter of a million people sign up for Scouts initiative that includes den-building and livestreamed camp fire sessions

Baking birthday cakes for his sons and logging on to online seminars have replaced rugged foreign missions for Bear Grylls during his lockdown at home in Wiltshire. But this weekend the TV adventurer and chief scout will lead a return to the wilds – or at least to back garden camping.

With scout camps, end-of-term school adventure breaks and family holidays cancelled because of Covid-19, Grylls, will attempt to replicate some of the lost learning about independence, risk-taking and social bonding with a virtual scout camp.

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