If you went down to the woods this weekend, you were sure of a big surprise...

But there was only one bear down at Bradley Wood campsite in Brighouse on Sunday: the one and only Bear Grylls.

The adventurer and TV presenter dropped by to surprise local Cub Scouts as they enjoyed a weekend of activities to celebrate 100 years of Cubs.

Bear arrived in style as he swooped down on the site off Shepherds Thorn Lane by helicopter as part of his Bear In The Air tour, visiting scout groups across the UK.

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Thousands of Cubs from across Huddersfield and the rest of West Yorkshire turned out to meet their idol, who posed for photos, signed autographs and gave hundreds of high-fives.

Bear, who is the UK’s Chief Scout and known for his adrenaline-fuelled survival missions in the wild, toured the site with his aim to promote Scouts and also to thank the adult volunteers.

Bear Grylls visits cub scouts in Brighouse

During his visit, the star also invested the new County Youth Commissioners for West Yorkshire Scouts, Samuel Wakefield from Huddersfield and Katherine Dodds, from Keighley.

Bear also presented volunteer Joshua Capper with a special commendation award for his efforts in helping clear up after the Boxing Day floods which cause devastation across much of Calderdale and the rest of West Yorkshire.

Samuel Wakefield, 23, said: “It was fantastic to see all the Cubs meeting and high-fiving Bear.

“There was a real excitement across the camp when he arrived and then to meet him and be invested into my new role by him was the highlight of the weekend.”