News by email Donate


Top Stories

Most Read

Popular Videos

Alaska National Guard
UK News

Bear Grylls on Scouting shortfall: "every child has the right to adventure"

by Aaron James

Grylls, who is also Chief Scout, said in an open letter to The Times that "every child has the right to adventure". His letter comes as 51,000 kids sit on waiting lists to join a Scout troop - a record number.

The organisation's grown for 12 years in a row, with the trend continuing since the adventurer took on the mantle of Chief Scout in 2009.

As well as his survival antics across the world, Bear Grylls is also known as the face of the Alpha Course - an evangelistic discussion and Bible study course held in hundreds of thousands of churches across the world every year.

In the letter, Grylls said: "It's the 30 to 50-year-olds we especially need to attract - a missing generation of volunteers, perhaps not aware that you can volunteer (as I do) on a flexible basis.

"Every child has the right to adventure and learn skills they need to succeed.

"As a society let's step up to the plate and give them that best possible start in life."

Continue the conversation on our Facebook page

A Monthly Gift Of $11 Makes A World Of Difference

In a world of fake news there’s never been a greater need for quality Christian journalism. Premier’s mission is to provide the Church with the most up to date and relevant news, told from a Christian perspective. But we can’t do it without you.

Unlike many websites we haven't put up a paywall — we want to keep our journalism free at the point of need and as open as we can. Premier’s news output takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. No one in the USA is sharing news like we are across radio, magazines and online so please help us to continue that today.

For a monthly gift of $11 or more we’d also be able to send you a free copy of the brand new Premier Bible, a wonderful Anglicised version of the NLT packed with exclusive bonus content, reading plan and resources to help you get the most out of scripture.

Your monthly support will make a world of difference. Thank you.

Support Us

Related Articles

Sign up to our newsletter to stay informed with news from a Christian perspective.

News by email