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Volunteering at Scouts is changing to help us reach more young people

Volunteering is changing to help us reach more young people

Volunteering is changing at Scouts. Read more

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Squirrels – 4 to 6 years

We’ve started opening a new provision for four to six year olds called Squirrels, to help young people gain skills for life at a time when it matters most and where it's most needed.

Being a Squirrel

When you join Squirrels, you’ll be introduced to lots of new activities, people and things. Here's everything you need to know.

Learn about being a Squirrel >

Completing awards challenges you to do more, learn more and be more. See what’s on offer and start your journey to the top.

Discover Awards >
Activity Badges

Become an expert in something you love, or try something shiny and new. There’s a badge to suit each and every Squirrel.

Explore activity badges >
Moving up to Beavers

Eventually, it’ll be time to say goodbye to Squirrels and explore your next big adventure with Beavers.

Find out about Beavers >

Want to be a Scout? Find your local group

Squirrel leaders

All of our leaders are trained volunteers, working to make sure Scouting is safe and open to all. Some lead the Drey week in and week out. Others visit occasionally to help run a session or drop in to share their skills. No matter how much time you have to spare, find out about volunteering on your own terms.

Volunteering with Scouts >

Supporting Squirrels at home

Develop your Squirrel's confidence, communication and language skills by chatting, playing and having fun together. Discover free and easy activities to do at home.

Find out more about supporting Squirrels
Squirrels uniform and badge placement

You don't need the uniform to join, but once you've settled in, you'll be taking part in exciting activities and earning badges. So you'll need somewhere to put them!

What to wear at Squirrels >

Squirrels accessories

From pencil cases to bags, water bottles to a scratch poster to keep track of your Squirrels adventures, we have it all.

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