New Ambassador

Always wondered why we don’t use a former Air Cadet as an Ambassador.

Gives them the opportunity to be like “I was part of the ACO/RAFAC and look how much I’ve achieved” and also use their connections in their respective industry.

Doesn’t just need to be successful military sorts but other STEM fields could work eg. Senior Engineer at Rolls Royce, Consultant at Great Olmonds Street etc.

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That’s what the Scouts seem to do.

That would include either Mandy Hickson or Liz McConerky.

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Apparently Bear Grylls is about to become available.

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That would make for an interesting “heat injuries prevention strategy” amendment under “remaining hydrated”…

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Army have got Bear

https://www.army.mod.uk/news-and-events/news/2024/07/bear-grylls-joins-forces-with-british-army/

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He probably fancies doing some flying/gliding/parachuting.

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That uniform suits him better, to be fair.

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well he was SAS - he should know how to wear the uniform!

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And he’s wearing a sandy coloured beret to which he is entitled .

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He was (or is?) an honorary RM colonel too

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Solid creases on those sleeves.

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Some of the blokes I know might have tailored their shirts so they are short sleeved

As they should have.

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They’re welcome to him. Whilst he did much good work in his time as Chief Scout, it never sat well with me, that as soon as he arrived, adverts for ‘Bear Grilles’ branded versions of items appeared in the Scouting magazines. Needless to say, the item weren’t at discounted rates, and were more expensive than ‘standard’ unbranded items from the same manufacturers.