Squirrels

Squirrels - 4 to 6 years

We’re starting a new provision for four and five year olds called Squirrels, to help young people gain skills for life at a time when it matters most and where it's most needed.

Our Squirrel Drey opened In April 2022, we are gradually growing and learning what works with our Squirrels, many of whom are bilingual.

It is very important that Squirrels understand sufficient English, as otherwise they really don't enjoy the stories, games and other activities.

We have a lot of young people waiting for a space... there are some spaces for September 2022, but we do need more adults before we can expand our provision further. We therefore can't  guarantee a space at this time, although we normally try to make an offer within 1 year of joining the list. It is worth registering your interest in joining, as not everyone on our list takes up a space when offered.

If your child is approaching 6 years old, time on the list helps towards joining Beavers too.



Where are we?

Our regular meeting places are all in the Tervuren area

 

3080 Tervuren
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Meeting Times
Saturdays - 10:00 to 11:00

We may meet at other times or places, your leaders with provide details

News & Blogs

Blog | Our Squirrel Drey opened in April 2022
01/07/2022 By Helen Williamson
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Our first term of Squirrels is successfully completed and it was fun! For those who don't know, Squirrels is a new section in British scouting, taking children aged 4 & 5 years. That means a brand new programme, although many of our classic scouting games work well. There were some unique challenges here- as almost all our Squirrels speak 2 and sometimes even 3 languages.. so some aren't very confident in speaking English, even if it is their mother tongue. Of course some Squirrels are shy anyway so it's not easy to work out which at first. It is important that they understand the language as we do a lot of story based activities.


Most of our members came from different schools, so didn't know each other before, but it is always good to meet new friends
On Saturday 11th June we invested 10 Squirrels and 2 Sectional assistants. In the gallery are a few pictures from our first term, we made mini campfires, played with the parachute, built dens, explored the woods, read stories, celebrated the Uk Queen's jubilee, became detectives, and hunted lost elves in the park.

We have over 25 Squirrel age children on our joining list for September already, although not enough space and adults to take them all. Please do take a look at the Squirrel pages and see what type of thing they get up to, and how you could help.
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New Website
22/06/2022 By Helen Williamson
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Welcome to our new website. 

We’ll be using the website to promote ourselves, recruit members and leaders, advertise events, keep you informed of our news and display our photo albums. Keep visiting the website to stay up to date.

The site isn't finished yet... over the summer we'll be adding more material, so by the time we restart in September it should be ready to go!

We hope you like it.. 

Could you be our intrepid reporter for your section? Keeping your eyes on what's happening, taking a few pictures and letting people see what we are doing?

Reporters can be young people, parents or  leaders. Or you could get together with your scouting friends and decide what you want to say.  Please let us know if you could help by sending us some news once a month.

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