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... we accepted some more young people In September and also 4 new adults, but we now need time for everyone to get to know each other and learn, so we don't overwhelm our team.  Our next intake is normally January 2023.  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.  We are not looking for extra adult help for Squirrels right now, but if interested do let us know,  maybe we can open a second drey at some point.

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 | Webshop Opened
16/09/2022 By Helen Williamson

We are pleased to announce that we have arranged a webshop with a local supplier where you can order group Tshirts or Squirrel uniforms.  IT IS NOW OPEN for the first order period- if you want to order please do so before October 5th. The next order period will be in January 2023  Click here  to visit the shop 

All other uniform tops can be bought from the local Scout shop see shop page for details

To keep the costs as reasonable as possible, without imposing a minimum number of items, the webshop works with 'order periods'  This means you can shop between 2 dates and once the final order date arrives, they make up and deliver all the items (a couple of weeks later) to our uniform coordinator for further distribution. 

Previously we had to order and store large boxes of groupT-Shirts, which took years to sell. 

If anyone outside 1st Brussels wishes to order something, please speak to us first about the cost of postage/delivery elsewhere.

All uniforms  are of course available from the UK scout shop but from Belgium the postage and tax costs and delays Post Brexit are prohibitive. If you travel to the UK, you may wish to order and collect while there.  I understand  many UK groups buy red school uniform sweatshirts from highstreet vendors for Squirrels. We can arrange a Squirrel badge.

All uniforms  are of course available from the UK scout shop but from Belgium the postage and tax costs and delays Post Brexit are prohibitive. I understand there are also uniform shortages in many sizes and many UK groups also buy red school uniform sweatshirts from highstreet vendors for Squirrels.

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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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