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Three Scouts star in Bear Grylls’ latest in-flight safety preparedness video

1st Jan 2013

Three Scouts from New Zealand got to play good roles in Bear Grylls’ latest in-flight safety preparedness video with Air New Zealand.

Edward Michael "Bear" Grylls is a famous outdoor adventurer, known for his television series Man vs. Wild. In 2009, Grylls was appointed the youngest ever Chief Scout at the age of 35 of The Scout Association (UK).

SCOUTS New Zealand Chief Executive Niamh Lawless explained the opportunity to be part of the filming of the Air New Zealand safety video, which has a great focus on adventure, safety and conservation, is a perfect parallel to much of what we do every day in the Scouting movement.”

“This has to be the ultimate adventure experience. It’s all for a good cause too. Air New Zealand with a series of imaginative videos has made safety fun, getting across the message in an amusing manner. Scouting is all about fun and adventure, but it is also about doing it as safely as possible,” Lawless added.

Bear Grylls is the ultimate ‘cool Scout’. His boldness, and being imaginative and adventurous make him a hero for young people.

“We all have that sense of adventure in us and Grylls’s larger than life image is very engaging for young and old. It’s great for these Scouts to meet him and work together on such a uniquely exciting project.”

The Scout Movement shares the excitement with SCOUTS New Zealand as Scouting is about young people testing and pushing themselves to try new and exciting things in a safe and supervised environment.

To see the video courtesy of Air New Zealand, click the link below:
www.youtube.com/airnewzealand

The filming took place on the Routeburn track with local Scouts and “The Bug Man’ Ruud Kleinpaste with the assistance of The Department of Conservation.

-- SCOUTS New Zealand
-- Photos taken from the Air New Zealand inflight safety video.

Image 1: © Air New Zealand