We are looking for parents to come together and establish a Squirrels Drey in our Group. If you are interested in running a Squirrels section - please contact our Group Scout Leader via email : firstname.lastname@example.org. Running a section can be very rewarding, and helps young children reach their potential and become active members of a community from an early age.
In the last few years the Scouts Association has been consulting with various early-years experts about extending the provision for scouting to younger children. The results of these consultations is the creation of the Squirrels section to the Scouting family.
You can find out more about who The Scouts Association consulted, and the things they went through to develop the Squirrel programme and badges by visting their website : Squirrels - The programme.
The Squirrels section of the Scouts caters for children aged four to five years old. It is the first Section of a Scouts Group, and therefore the beginning of any child's Scouting experience. We do not currently have a Squirrel Drey in our group.
Within the Squirrels Section there are three types of badge Squirrels can earn:
If your child completes all four challenge badges and a number of the activity badges (including staged activity badges) - they can earn the Cheif Scout Acorn Award, which is the highest award a Squirrel can get.
To find out more about badges and what your child need to do to achieve them, please visit The Scouts Association.