Chief Scout Bear Grylls was mobbed by excited youngsters during a visit to West Norfolk at the weekend.
Adventurer Bear’s helicopter touched down at the North West Norfolk Scout Association’s site in Wolferton on Saturday afternoon.
The survival expert chatted to youngsters as he toured the various activities put on by Scout leaders and their helpers.
District commissioner Kim Smith said: “It was a very successful day. A total of 300 young were there and got the opportunity to listen to him and some mobbed him.
“I think we were very honoured to be chosen.”
Scout leaders had put on a host of activities to celebrate the achievements of 150 youngsters who had received the Chief Scout award.
Bear spent 45 minutes at Wolferton during a whistle-stop tour of the Eastern region, which included a visit to Great Yarmouth.
He was greeted at 3.45pm by Docking cub Daniel Blackshaw, who has been undergoing treatment for a rare form of bone cancer.
A group of youngsters then took him on a tour of the activities, which included archery, air rifle shooting and orienteering.
He also spoke to youngsters around a camp fire.
Mr Smith said: “He said that Scouting was alive and well and that he could see adventurous things were happening in Norfolk.
“He said that Norfolk is continuing to increase its numbers and getting young people in to develop future life skills.”
The Scout group had applied earlier in the year to receive a visit from Bear, who was appointed Chief Scout in 2009 and was the youngest person to hold this post.
Scouting is proving to be incredibly popular in West Norfolk with some troops running waiting lists.
Many parents are now registering their children with Beaver colonies at the age of four or five.
But even so, youngsters are unable to join until they are six-years-old.
Mr Smith is putting out a call for more Scout leaders and helpers in the area.
He highlighted the need for another Beaver colony in Gaywood as so many youngsters are eager to join up.
Mr Smith said: “We could do with some more adults coming forward.”
People over the age of 18 are eligible to become leaders and can gain important skills such as team work.
If you are interested in becoming a Scout leader in West Norfolk contact Mr Smith for more information.
Potential leaders should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org