Squirrels join the Scouts family

Squirrels join the Scouts family

9th September 2021

On the 9th of September, the Scouts unveiled our brand new section for 4 and 5 year olds. The introduction of Squirrels follows on from the hugely successful Early Years pilot. Just like our other sections, they are guided through a programme of activities to help them gain those vital skills needed for the rest of their lives. They will have the opportunity to make friends, have fun outdoors, and learn new things.

Each group of Squirrels are known as Dreys. There are already groups across Hampshire with Squirrel Dreys up and running and many more are opening across the country.

Squirrels in uniform playing outside
Squirrels in uniform playing outside
Squirrels jumper and some of the badges and awards they can achieve
Squirrels uniform with badges

Squirrels have a diverse programme with the ability to earn:

  • 12 Activity Badges
  • 4 Challenge Awards
  • a Top Award
  • a Membership Award
  • a Joining In Award
  • a Moving On Award
  • Existing Staged Activity Badges

At the moment, Basingstoke West does not have any Squirrel Dreys. We are investigating how we can bring this exciting new section to our groups. We will update our website with the latest information as we begin the rollout. For more information about this section, please visit the Scout website.

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