Being a Squirrel

When you join Squirrels, you’ll be introduced to lots of new activities, people and things. On this page you should be able to find everything you need to know.

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Activities and what you’ll get up to

Get an introduction to outdoor activities, have the opportunity to be creative, explore your local community and experience the excitement of a Squirrel Scout sleepover with your friends.

Find Activities


Completing awards challenges you to do more, learn more and be more. See what’s on offer and start your journey to the top.

Discover Awards

Squirrel Promise

As a values based movement we all make the ‘The Promise’ an oath that helps us to be our best. There are multiple available promises, both religious and non-religious, and we encourage Squirrels to discuss the promises and chose the one that they feel most comfortable with.

Learn the Squirrel Promise

Uniform and badge placement

You don’t need a uniform to join. But once you’ve settled in, you’ll start speedily earning badges, and you’ll need to know where to put them!

Where to get items to wear in Squirrels Badge Placement

Moving up to Beavers

Between the ages of 5½ and 6½, it’s usually time for Squirrels to move up to Beavers and embrace their next big adventure.

Find out about Beavers

Squirrel leaders

All of our leaders are trained volunteers, working to make sure Scouting is safe, inclusive and accessible. Some lead the Drey week in and week out. Others visit occasionally to help run a session or drop in to share their skills. No matter how much time you have to spare, find out about volunteering on your own terms.

Find out about volunteering