Belgium 2024

Date: 7th Jun 2024 Author: Katie Sturgess

With backpacks packed, our Explorer unit (14-18yrs) headed off to Belgium in May to explore Brussels, Leuven and stay at a Belgian Scout Camp! Here’s a snapshot of what we got up to.

Enjoying the journey on the Eurostar

The unit celebrating the start of our adventure at Grand Place in Brussels, before meeting heading off on a walking tour.

Explorers headed off independently in groups to try local cuisine. It was great to see them organising themselves, and sticking to a budget!

Relaxing in the youth hostel

Enjoying a free Jazz concert in Brussels

Matt enjoying his birthday weekend at Train World!

Meeting Belgian Scouts in Brussels

After city exploring, we were on the move again to travel to Leuven.

Lots of excitement from the unit to find out it was a double decker train!

Travelling in style

Visiting the Leuven Scout and Guide museum, the largest Scout museum in Europe

Bag drop while we explored the beautiful University City of Leuven and found tasty lunch!

On the move again, heading to De Kluis Scout Camp in Flanders.

De Kluis Scout Camp

Our tents for the night

Our campfire

Games and stories round the fire, a joined by local bats

Tree climbing!

Kick bikes in the forest!

Goodbye Belgium!

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