Following two years of national trials, including one right here in Chelmsford, The Scouts are officially launching the new Squirrels section for children aged 4 and 5. This is the first new section launched since Beavers began 35 years ago.
Just like all our sections, Squirrels helps young people gain skills for life – with a focus on the outdoors. There’s brilliant new badges such as Challenge All Adventure and Go Wild, plus the top award – the Acorn Award. The whole programme is designed to tap into the curiosity of this energetic age range, giving them new experiences that inspire and delight.
The launch of Squirrels will be gradual, with new Dreys launching over the coming months. If your child is already on a group’s waiting list, you’ll be contacted if there’s a Squirrels place for them when their Drey opens.
To find out more about Squirrels, head to scouts.org.uk/squirrels.