In the UK, there are currently five Scout sections which young people aged 6 to 25 can join. In age order, they are: Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and Network.
The UK Scout Association has announced their plans for a new section, called Squirrels, which will be for young people aged 4 and 5. We’re excited to see the launch of Squirrels in Chelmsford, which is also the first in Essex, as part of the trial and we hope to see it grow with our District.
The first Squirrels meeting took place recently and it was wonderful to see so many 4 to 5 year olds joining in with the Scouting family. Our wonderful volunteer leaders are full of new and exciting ideas and we hope to see more from Squirrels in Chelmsford over the coming weeks.