Squirrels – One Year Old

Date: 21st Sep 2022 Author: Tony

Our Squirrel Drey is one year old!

Still the only Group within Reigate offering this newest section, our Squirrels have just celebrated their 1st birthday. It’s been a whirlwind of a year for them, establishing themselves with their own unique programme, badges and awards. Now at full capacity of 24, we have a waiting list of more younger people wanting to join this exciting journey of adventure, fun and learning.

Magnificently, supported by a great leadership team (Claire, Simon, Debs, Danielle, Gary, Flo and Ella) the weekly programmes provide opportunities for the Squirrels to make friends and learn new things. It’s been wonderful how they have grown in confidence over the 12 months; shy and quiet to fully engaged and always wanting to share their stories.

There may have been some trepidation about extending scouting to 4 and 5 year olds but it has been an amazing success!

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls