Super six challenge
Bear Grylls has declared an end to boredom this summer with the launch of a summer manifesto for all young people in the UK. The Chief Scout will be spreading the word on his Kids’ Summer Manifesto with a helicopter mission this Sunday.
The manifesto coincides with the start of the school holidays and to celebrate all things adventure, Bear will embark on a whirlwind helicopter tour of Scout summer camps, meeting thousands of Scouts.
‘The summer holidays are a massive opportunity for fun, challenge and adventure,’ says Bear. ‘It’s a time when kids can get outdoors, build dens, learn skills, make friends and have the freedom to discover who they are. That’s why I’m challenging every child to accept my Super Six Challenge.’
Bear will also be accompanied by Megan Hine this Sunday, British adventurer and presenter, in a bid to help inspire girls and boys to take on an adventure of their own.
‘Scouting is all about encouraging more young people to get outdoors, giving them everyday adventure and keeping them fit and active,’ says Megan. ‘I am really looking forward to spending the day with the Chief Scout, and thousands of Scouts.’
Bear’s Kid’s Summer Manifesto contains six fun challenges for all young people to take on during the summer holidays:
- Spend a night under the stars – this can be in your own back garden or as part of a massive camp.
- Learn a new skill – whether it’s learning to ride a unicycle, play the ukulele or how to canoe.
- Do something for someone else – help a neighbour, your parents, siblings or relatives.
- Get fit – get in training for an adventure with some jogging, climbing or cycling.
- Build something – a den, a tree house, a go-kart, a boat, you name it.
- Go on a wild adventure – on foot, on your bike, on the water or in the air!
‘I love Bear’s challenges,’ said Polly, aged 11. ‘I’m going to camp in our garden with one of my friends, learn how to juggle and make some buns for the lady across the road. I’m going camping in a wood in Kent with my family so I hope to go on my wild expedition then. I’m also planning to cycle five miles every week and write a diary about all my adventures!’
‘Scouting offers life changing adventure for young people,’ says UK Chief Commissioner, Wayne Bulpitt. ‘It’s amazing what can be achieved with great ideas, massive enthusiasm and committed volunteers. I would encourage everyone to take up our challenge and if they enjoy it, then continue their adventure by joining the Scouts.’
Keep an eye on scouts.org.uk for loads of summer activity ideas and check out their Facebook and Twitter pages for more help in the mission to beat boredom.