The tiniest acorn can grow into a mighty oak


Squirrels Scouts is an exciting new initiative by the Scout Association in the United Kingdom. Designed for children aged four to six years, Squirrels aims to provide a foundation for lifelong learning, adventure, and community engagement. Let’s delve into what makes Squirrels unique and how it benefits our youngest members.

What Are Squirrels?

  • Age Group: Squirrels is tailored for children aged four to six years.
  • Skills for Life: Squirrels focuses on developing essential life skills, resilience, and teamwork.
  • Fun and Exploration: Through play, outdoor activities, and creative learning, Squirrels encourage curiosity and imagination.

What Do Squirrels Do?

  1. Activities and Adventures: Squirrels engage in a variety of activities, from nature walks to crafts, building friendships, and learning about the world around them.
  2. Awards and Challenges: Completing awards challenges young Squirrels to achieve more, learn more, and be more. These achievements build confidence and a sense of accomplishment.
  3. Transition to Beavers: Eventually, Squirrels graduate to the next adventure: joining the Beavers section.

Why Squirrels Matter

  • Early Development: Squirrels provide a nurturing environment for young minds during a crucial developmental stage.
  • Resilience: By overcoming challenges and trying new things, Squirrels develop resilience and adaptability.
  • Community Connection: Squirrels learn about teamwork, kindness, and their role in a connected community.

Join the Squirrel Adventure!

If you have a curious four- or five-year-old, consider introducing them to the world of Squirrels. It’s a journey filled with laughter, exploration, and lifelong friendships.