We’re starting a new provision for four and five year olds called Squirrels, to help young people gain skills for life at a time when it matters most and where it's most needed.

Squirrels meet from 5- 6pm on Wednesday & 5- 6pm on Fridays. For young boys and girls aged from 4 to 6, Squirrels gives young people their first step into Scouting. Squirrels take part in weekly meetings during term time usually in our hall but we vary our programme and include evenings out of the hall visiting local venues such as parks, campsites, and activity centres. 

If you have any questions or would like to join the drey, get in touch below.

Squirrel Scout Promise

All Squirrel Scouts make the promise when they are invested, and renew it yearly (usually during our St George’s Day parade)

I promise to do my best
To be kind and helpful
And to love God

Variations of the promise for different faiths can be found here.

Squirrel Scout Motto

Our Squirrel Scout motto is a phrase to help Squirrels remember a key scouting value. 

Be Prepared

In our Squirrel dreys, we organise our members into three nests, each competing weekly to earn points. These points are tallied throughout the year, leading to our annual awards ceremony where the nest with the highest score is recognized. This framework promotes teamwork, friendly competition, and offers valuable leadership opportunities for our members.

Wednesday Squirrel Nests




Friday Squirrel Nests

Black Squirrel

What We Wear

Red, with badges sewn on to show off all your Squirrel’s achievements

Group Scarf
Ours is Red and Yellow with our Duck badge on the back to show you’re a proud member of our group

leather stops the scarf falling off (Tie a knot in your scarf if outside so you don’t lose it)

Smart Trouser/Skirt and Shoes
For parades and some other events, we like our Squirrels to look smart in school trousers/skirt with a pair of preferably black shoes

Where To Buy Uniform

Uniform can be bought online on a number of websites, some of our favourites (with links) are below.

Throughout your time as a Squirrel Scout, our young people work towards a number of badges. These badges are sewn onto the Squirrel uniform to showcase the skills they have learnt. 

We have 3 main types of badges:

Activity Badges
From Be Active to Super Chef, activity badges are earned for taking part in meetings over the term

Staged Activity Badges
Staged activity badges cover skills that you will develop over your time as a Squirrel, Beaver, Cub, and Scout. From Nights Away to Swimming, these badges have a small number on them so you can see your progress

Challenge Badges
Challenge badges are usually completed over a number of weeks/months. Earning all of the challenge badges will award the Chief Scout’s Acorn Award, the highest award a Squirrel Scout can earn. 

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If you are stuck with where to sew a badge, speak to a Squirrel leader at your next meeting.

At some point, it will be time to “move up” from Squirrels and welcome the fresh challenge of becoming a Beaver Scout.

We’re continually seeking individuals who can lend a hand and show leadership potential. Our volunteering opportunities are flexible, ensuring that regardless of your availability, there’s a role suited to you.

Struggling to locate what you need?

Take a glance at our Helpful Resources for Parents page.

If you want to get in touch about what we do, or if you have a prospective Squirrel who would like to join, please follow the button to our Joining Form and we will be in touch as soon as we can. If you want to volunteer as a leader, see our volunteering page.