Welcome to Scouts

The 4th section of the Scouting journey

Everything you need to know about Scouts should be right here. Take a look around!

All our volunteer leaders are fully trained, have a current DBS, regularly refresh safeguarding and safety knowledge and hold a First Aid qualification. Find out more about our safeguarding procedures here.

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If your young person is over 10½ and under 14, register your interest here to join us.

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Squirrels programmes are based around six themes, with a range of activities and games aimed at the age group.

Adventure – Learn a new skill, push yourself to try new things and have a great time doing it. Adventure is all about learning about yourself through fun and exciting activities.

Creativity – Get crafty, being creative is about more than art, explore your creative self through mindful activities and sharing how you see your world.

Helping others – What makes us Scouts? Helping others is an essential skill of scouting, we share our experiences with others and help others to make the world a better place.

Outdoors– Get your walking boots on and get outside, outdoors is all about spending time outside and trying new, exciting activities to build your confidence.

Skills – Develop those all important skills for life. Explore what skills you already have, teach others and learn from those around you.

Around the world – Explore the world around you. What makes you, you? Around the world is a chance to learn about your family, friends, community and the wider world.

Each meeting follows the same routine to support young people to feel confident during the session.

Opening ceremony  – young people are welcomed into the group, self sign in and sing a song to start the meeting.

Story – The story is an essential part of the Squirrel programme. Literacy is incredibly important at this age and the story sets up the theme for the meeting.

Activity – The story sets up the weeks activity. The activity is planned to last around 20-30 minutes and makes up the bulk of the meeting. The activity is based on the meeting badge, programme theme and related to the meeting outcomes.

Game – Each meeting has a game that relates to the meeting outcomes. We start the meeting with a running around game or team working to burn off some energy and get everyone ready for the activity.

Closing ceremony – This is a really important part of the meeting where everyone comes back together and shares their experience of the meeting in small groups or as a whole, the young people are each given a sticker for that meeting to be put into their sticker book. Once the person running the meeting has shared the activity at home and any notices about the next session, the group sings the goodbye song to close the meeting.

Activity at home – To build on the skills that young people have gained from the meeting, each meeting has an activity at home. These are completely optional but are incredibly beneficial to the young people and a great opportunity to discuss what they have been doing during the meetings with friends and family.

Your child will take part in a wide range of great activities which will help them to have a go and learn new skills achieving reward stickers as they go! We believe that young people learn by doing, so our programme has a wide range of activities, which involves and challenges young people of all abilities.

You can expect your child to get invovled in:

• Scavenger hunts
• Cooking
• Crafts
• Exploring the community they live in
• And many more………

If your young person is over 4 and under 6, register your interest here

The Squirrel Scout Promise for members who are Atheist or of no faith background

I promise to do my best to be kind and helpful and to love our world.

The Squirrel Scout Promise for members who are Buddhist

I promise to do my best to be kind and helpful and to act with love towards everyone.

The Squirrel Scout Promise for members who are Christian

I promise to do my best and to be kind and helpful and to love God

 The Squirrel Scout Promise for members who are Hindu

I promise to do my best and to be kind and helpful and to love the world.

The Squirrel Scout Promise for members who are Humanist

I promise to do my best and to be kind and helpful and to love our world.

The Squirrel Scout Promise for members who are Jewish

I promise to do my best and to be kind and helpful and to love God

The Squirrel Scout Promise for members who are Muslim

I promise to do my best and to be kind and helpful and to love Allah

The Squirrel Scout Promise for members who are Sikh

I promise to do my best and to be kind and helpful and to love Waheguru.

As with all sections in Scouts, Squirrel’s have a uniform as well.

Winter uniform

Red sweatshirt with Squirrel’s logo
Navy Blue Activity Trousers
All Terrain Activity Shoes (dark coloured) or school shoes
Group Neckerchief

Summer uniform

Group T-shirt (no need to wear your red sweatshirt!)


Dark coloured shorts (Navy/Black)
Cap/hat for outdoor activities

Scouts processes the personal data of you (as a parent) and your child (including sensitive data) on our membership databases; this includes your data if you become a volunteer. This data’s shared between your local group and Scouts UK HQ.

Information Scouts holds about you and your child may include the following:

  • name and contact details
  • details of any youth badges and awards
  • details of Scouts events and activities you’ve taken part in
  • details of next of kin or parents details (in the case of youth
  • age/date of birth
  • details of any health conditions
  • details about your role(s) in Scouts

Further optional personal data may also be processed to assist Scouts in monitoring its impact, such as:

  • race or ethnic background and native languages
  • religion
  • nationality

For further details and a full list of what personal data’s processed, why it’s processed and for how long, please visit the Scouts HQ Data Protection Policy and the data privacy policy of your local group.

We know everyone has a skill, hobby or interest we can use at Scouts and anytime you can offer to help out is awesome. You can volunteer as little or as much as you like, we’re super flexible.


Speak to one of the leaders about the different tasks we need support with at each meeting. If you could help us out once or twice a term, it’ll make a big difference.


Not sure where that latest badge goes that your young person has just earned? Below is a handy guide for the placement of all the badges they could earn. Click the picture to make it bigger.

Meet the team


Scout Leader


Active Support


Assistant Scout Leader


Active Support


Assistant Scout Leader


Assistant Scout Leader