Mark Yates

Man wearing old hillbilly hat with Scouting badges attached

Mark Yates will be acting as compère on the main stage of the Global Bushcraft Symposium.

Mark has always loved the outdoors and the calming nature of green spaces. Whilst Mark was studying he could be found sitting in the middle of Burnham Beeches de-stressing after a hectic exam or study session.

Mark discovered his love of camping since joining the Scout Association 15 years ago. He now camps all over the place, be it a small camp with family and friends or taking over 30 Scouts away for a week.

Mark is a Scout Leader in West London and host of the popular Scout and Camping related YouTube Channel Big Man In The Woods, using skills learned in Professional Broadcast Radio over many years. He’s also a member of Bushscout which teaches practical Skills to Scout Leaders across the UK.

Camping Luxury: Jaffa Cakes, Mark “has to have some Jaffa cakes” whilst camping.

Find out about Global Bushcraft Symposium speakers here.