The newest members of the Scouts providing skills for life to 4 – 6 year olds.
Squirrels. A new adventure!
Squirrels is all about making an impact and enabling new skills for life at a time when it matters the most. Squirrels follows the steps of our Beavers, Cubs, Scouts & Explorer sections:
- Making friends
- Having fun outdoors
- Learning new things
- Earning badges through fun activities
Your County Team
Assistant County Commissioner – Squirrels
Working alongside our Squirrel leaders to enable balanced programmes and fun activities across the County.
Squirrels County Advisor
Helping groups across the County in establishing new Squirrel Dreys to open.
Squirrels in Gloucestershire
Scouts is taking a phased approached in opening Squirrels across the Country. Within Gloucestershire, the following groups currently have an active Squirrels section:
- 1st Newent
- 1st Aylburton & Lydney
- 1st Cam
- 1st Dursley
- 1st Chipping Campden
Squirrels are formed as Dreys consisting up to 24 young people aged 4 – 6. Dreys are typically organised into Nests.
What's been happening across the County?
Dursley Squirrels get all royal for camp visit
On Saturday 21st May 2022, a handful of Squirrel Scouts from 1st Dursley got their first taste of camp by visiting their groups Beaver camp.
During their visit, the Squirrels went totally royal by making their own crowns and shields.
Express interest to open a Squirrel Drey
If you are a Group Scout Leader and would like to open a Squirrel Drey, please follow the below process.
Will you be our next Squirrels volunteer?
Volunteering’s not just about giving back – the benefits go both ways. All of our activities across all sections are run by our amazing volunteers. Volunteering lets you try new things, meet new people, and make a difference.
We can only provide fantastic opportunities to help young people develop their skills if we have enough volunteers. It doesn’t matter if you want to get involved regularly or help out occasionally – we can find the right fit for you.