Squirrels - 4 to 6 years

Squirrels are our young provision for four and five year olds. Squirrels will help young people gain skills for life at a time when it matters most and where it's most needed

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Squirrels are new newest and youngest members of our Scouting Family. 

Squirrels offers the best of Scouts – learning by doing and getting into the great outdoors – combined with early years best practice of storytelling, routine, and play. It’s a huge leap forward for us: our first new age range in 35 years. And it is a key part of our response to the challenges facing young people.

Squirrels comes at a time when inequalities in our society are all too clear. So we’re:

  • Helping 4 and 5 year olds gain key skills like communication, teamwork and resilience through structured play and story telling.

  • Giving them a sense of achievement with great role models and a positive environment encouraging kindness and aspiration.

  • Strengthening the bond between parents or carers and their children by encouraging family volunteering

  • Creating closer, more connected communities with volunteering at the heart


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Moving to Beavers 

Eventually it will be time to say goodbye to Squirrels and embrace your next adventure!

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