Squirrel Scouts

Squirrels are usually aged between four and six years old.

Being an 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 Squirrels Dray. 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 a Squirrel Scout is all about making the most of what you have, wherever and whoever you are.

Trying new activities and learning new things

Going to Squirrel Scouts 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 Squirrel 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

Squirrel 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 Wednesday night, they always lend a hand.


Squirrel Scouts is open to all and we can usually tweak things to make sure everyone can join in the fun. If you have any questions about accessibility, chat with your local leader as soon as possible. By being upfront from the start, parents/carers can work in partnership with local leaders to make sure their young person has everything they need to get involved.

To join Beavers, please fill in the Join Us form, linked to the left of this page.

News & Blogs

First Squirrels Investitures in South Wales
17/11/2021 By Gareth Haywood

Following the successful opening of the very first Squirrel Drey in Wales, Tuesday 16th November became another first in that we invested the first Squirrels in South Wales. It was a fantastic night and we had many special visitors join us for the event. Our very own Red (Regional Commisioner as he is now), along with Tracey Greening came to make the investitures. we were also joined by Andrew Thorp and Emily from TSA HQ!! Very special memory for some of our section. The Squirrels Drey is very popular with young people joining us from a wide area, with our youngest member just turned 4! 


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