|Age:||English Name:||Dutch Name:|
|05-07 (boys and girls)||Beaver Scouts||Bevers|
|07-11 (boys and girls)||Estas||Estas|
|11-14 (boys)||Boy Scouts||Landverkenners|
|11-14 (girls)||Girl Scouts||Padvindsters|
|11-14 (boys and girls)||Sea Scouts||Zeeverkenners|
|11-14 (boys and girls)||Air Scouts||Luchtverkenners|
|14-17 (boys and girls)||Pioneer Scouts||Rowans en Sherpa's|
|17-21 (boys and girls)||Rover Scouts||Stam|
The Estas were founded because some Dutch groups have too few troop leaders to have both an Brownie and a Cub troop. To solve this problem, groups can merge Cubs and Brownies in to an Esta troop. For example, an 8 year old girl can choose (if her group has both a Brownie troop as well as an Esta troop). Estas are new in our HQ organization, and they have their own program, own uniform and their own patches.
We also have a special care group within our Dutch HQ called Blue Bird (blauwe vogels) for children with an handicap. I don't know the age level of this troop.
Here in the Netherlands we have as grades at school:
|04-05 years||Group 1|
|05-06 years||Group 2|
|06-07 years||Group 3|
|07-08 years||Group 4|
|09-10 years||Group 5|
|10-11 years||Group 6|
|11-12 years||Group 7|
|12-13 years||Group 8|
Brownie troop leader Cycloongroup Borculo, the Netherlands.
[ Return to Netherlands Index ] [ Return to International Information and Activities Index ] [ Return to The GuideZone Main Index ]