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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

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Squirrel Awards

Start with your membership badge and climb all the way up.

From your very first day at Squirrels to your last day at Explorers, being a Scout is all about trying new things.  You can work towards as many badges as you like, at your own pace. And once you've earned them, here's where to sew them on.

Each award is packed with awe and awesome, perfect for anyone who’s ever asked ‘Why?’ (or ‘Why not?’). You’ll think about what makes you unique and learn to be the best friend you can be, enjoy your first campfire and meet some new people.

There’s something for everyone – and that means that there’s something for you.

Chief Scout's Acorn Award

This is the highest award a Squirrel Scout can earn. It shows that you’ve had adventures, helped your friends, and learned new things – it’s a big achievement, and you should be proud!

The badge image for the Squirrels Chief Scout’s Acorn Award.

Challenge Awards

Challenge Awards are all about stepping outside your comfort zone. Try out something you wouldn't normally be interested in. Take the lead on something that scares you. Along the way, you'll unlock hidden talents and stand tall.

Membership Award

Once you’ve made your promise, you’ll get your Membership Award. It’s a purple badge with a picture of the fleur-de-lis – an international symbol that’s worn by Scouts all over the world. 

The textured badge image for the Membership Award.

Joining In Award

Joining In Awards celebrate every year you spend with us. You can collect up to two during your time in Squirrels.

The textured badge image for the Joining In Award.

Moving On

Between the ages of 5½ and 6½, it’s usually time for Squirrels to become Beavers. Complete this award to get to know your new leaders, make new friends and get a taste of what Beavers is really like before the big move.

The badge image for the Squirrels Moving On Award.

The YouShape Award

At Scouts, young people learn how to speak up and take the lead. Our YouShape Awards have been supporting young people to do this in Beavers, Cubs and Scouts. Now, it’s time for our youngest section to join in the fun as well, with the launch of the Squirrels YouShape Award. 

The badge image for the Squirrels Moving On Award.