Girl Scout Takes Risk with Bear Grylls

Guilderland Girl Scout Beth made her Facebook Watch debut on the show "Bear Grylls: Face the Wild". Her episode, "Schooled by a Girl Scout" aired on April 11, and features Beth and Bear riding in a helicopter, eating scorpions, and ultimately, earning her Primitive Camper badge.

Beth responded to a mass e-mail late last year as the show was looking to feature people from different backgrounds. Her love for outdoor adventure and experience as a Girl Scout were among the reasons she was selected.

Beth was working on earning her Cadette Primitive Camper badge. The badge requires Girls to plan a primitive camping trip, prepare their gear, eat a camp meal, learn a new primitive camping skill, and to camp. At the end of the episode where Beth and Bear build a fire using steel wool and a battery, made a dinner of cooked scorpion, and completed a Marine ropes test, Bear gave Beth the Primitive Camper badge and his own World Scout badge from his personal collection.  

“It was really fun and completely different from what I expected,” Beth said. One of her biggest challenges during the episode, she said, was the food. Beth says it really freaked her out. At the end of the entire experience, Beth says she looks back on it as a great opportunity, and wants her fellow students and peers to not be afraid of taking chances.

“Take a risk and try what you can when it’s available,” she said. “The worst they can say is no.”

Beth is just one of the G.I.R.Ls (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader) who loves the outdoors. This year, as part of the Move Mountains initiative, The North Face launched a multi-year outdoor adventure collaboration with GSUSA. This collaboration includes support by The North Face for the development of 12 new Girl Scout outdoor adventure badges with programming ranging from mountaineering and climbing, to backpacking, hiking and trail running.