West Norfolk Mayor Harry Humphrey joins 12th King’s Lynn Squirrels for their first investment. Pictures: Ian Burt

A group of four and five-year-olds became the first Squirrel Scouts to be invested in Norfolk.

The Squirrels are a new section of the Scout family  and the 12th King’s Lynn Scout Group is the first group in Norfolk to have started a “Squirrel Drey” at its headquarters at Beulah Street in Lynn. 

The group opened last month and on Tuesday West Norfolk Mayor Harry Humphrey saw 12 youngsters invested. All the children made their Squirrel promise and received their group necker and badges and the mayor presented them with certificates.

12th King’s Lynn Squirrel leader Tracy Clark  said: “The Squirrels have enjoyed finding out about the many badges they can work towards, including activity badges, challenge badges and their Chief Scout Acorn Award.

“The children have already made new friends, enjoyed mini pioneering using marshmallows and spaghetti, made bird feeders using pine cones, learned new songs, made fruit kebabs, played games, created mini campfires and toasted marshmallows too. 

“Each week the Squirrels share the adventures of their Squirrel mascot Elderberry who has already enjoyed many adventures with the children and families.” 

If you are interested in joining, or volunteering at a Scout group see www.scouts.org.uk