Bear Grylls Proves He Was Always an Outdoorsman in Rainy Throwback Pic

by Josh Lanier

Bear Grylls spends his life in some of the world’s harshest and most-inhospitable places. But his love of bearing nature’s extremes began long ago, and his latest social media post proves it.

The You vs. Wild host posted a photo to Instagram of a rainy trip he and some friends took to explore a mountain range in the United Kingdom.

“Throwback to my first mini-expedition to the Welsh mountains as a teenager,” he wrote. “I am still up here so much and love this place – even in the rain! If it ain’t raining it ain’t training.”

Bear Grylls said he learned a lot about himself and what he was capable of achieving while outdoors. He is starting a new program aimed at helping kids find what inspires them to overcome their own struggles. It’s called BecomingX, and he’s brought some A-List celebrities to help him with the project.

“Success is so rarely the result of talent or academic performance – it’s really about equipping yourself with the right attitudes and skills, learning how to bring people on your side, and about never giving up,” Bear Grylls told The Express.

Julia Roberts, Channing Tatum, Courteney Cox, astronaut Tim Peake, Roger Federer, and others are all contributing to the project. They will provide videos where they explain difficulties they had in their childhoods and how they overcame them. He wants schools to show these videos to help kids who are struggling to cope with the pandemic and global turmoil of the past several years.

“This past year has been incredibly challenging for students and teachers alike, so myself and the BecomingX team wanted to show our support for them as they embark on a new academic year,” Grylls said.

Bear Grylls Backs New Scouting Program

Bear Grylls is a Squirrel. The survivalist recently announced that he was the chief scout of a new scouting program that is aimed and working with younger children. The Squirrel will take children ages 4 to 5 on outdoor adventures. Grylls hopes to enroll as many kids as he can into the new program as he believes it will help them get back outside after being stuck indoors during COVID-19 lockdowns. The Squirrel program is currently only in Brittian.

“I’m so glad that younger children will now have the chance to join our family of Scouts and develop skills for life,” he said. “We know from our pilot program that four to five-year-olds can really benefit from the activities that Squirrels offer.

“All of us at the Scouts believe that by offering opportunities at this early age, inspiring a sense of wonder, fun, and curiosity, we can have a long-lasting, positive impact on young people’s lives.”