Squirrels

Squirrels

Squirrels

Squirrel Scouts are the first and youngest Section in Scouting. It is for those young people aged 4–6 who want to:

  • Master new skills and try new things
  • Have fun and go on adventures
  • Make new friends
  • Are curious about the world around them
  • Help others and make a difference, on their own doorsteps and beyond

Every week, they gather in groups called Dreys to hop, skip and jump their way through lots of different games and activities – achieving anything they set their minds to, and having lots of fun along the way. Being a Squirrel Scout is all about fun and friendship while growing and learning. Here are some of the things you’ll get up to with your new friends.

Exploring the great outdoors

You’ll spend lots of time outside with your section. Together, you might build a den, go on a treasurer hunt, or visit a museum. And even though you might not be ready to climb Mount Everest yet, you’re guaranteed to have plenty of adventures on your own doorstep. Because being an Squirrel Scout is all about making the most of what you have, wherever and whoever you are.

Trying new activities and learning new things

Being an Squirrel Scout is very different from going to nursery or school. Instead of learning from books, you’ll figure the world out by exploring, playing and doing.

The most important skills you’ll learn at Scouts, are the ones that will make you feel super strong standing on your own two feet. We call these character skills. They include things like resilience – which means getting back up and trying again – and teamwork, which means mucking in and playing your part. It’s all about having the courage to try new things and learn from them.

Helping others

Squirrels Scouts work as a team to help other people in their local communities and beyond. Whether they’re changing the whole world or helping a friend take the leap to try something new on a rainy Friday night, they always lend a hand.

Scouting provides a second family to lots of young people. It’s a safe place where they can aspire and grow.'
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls