What is Scouting?
Adventure is at the heart of everything we do. It is the single most important thing that sets Scouts apart.
It’s exciting being involved with us. We believe that through the everyday adventure of Scouting, young people and adult volunteers regularly experience new challenges that enrich their lives.
We offer hundreds of activities, as diverse as kayaking, abseiling, staged performance, and archery. There’s something for every young person, whatever their physical ability.
Every young person in Scouting enjoys a balanced programme of activities, events, and experiences; based around subject areas we call Programme Zones. The zones cover a huge range of activities, from outdoor and physical pursuits to community involvement, creative expression and learning about the wider world.
Together we help Squirrels get the most out of their Scouting experience by including elements from as many zones as possible within the activities on offer. And, the older they get, the more input young people themselves have in their own programme. Hiking in the dark. Spending the first night away from home. Activities are an integral part of Scouting. But as well as being challenging physically, our activities help young people set and achieve goals and grow in confidence.
What we do
What’s the best thing about Squirrels? Activities, trips and making friends are all part of what makes it so much fun for them.
- Being creative – making things and singing
- Playing games
- Going on visits and investigating nature
- Learning about themselves
- Getting to know other people
- Discovering the worlds of science, nature, and technology
- Exploring the natural and manmade world
- Caring – responding to the needs of others, the local and international community
When we do it
Squirrels is for anybody aged 4 to 6 years old.
Squirrel meetings take place on Thursday evenings during term time. With trips taking place on weekends and other nights throughout the year.