Squirrels were launched nationally in September 2021 and are the youngest in the Scout family aged 4-6 years.

Boston District are aiming to launch at least one Squirrel Drey at Easter 2022. Not every group will be ready for Squirrels – there are a number of requirements that need to be met before the group will get permission to open.

Squirrels will be easily identified by their bright red sweatshirts and will be able to earn badges, leading to the top award for a Squirrel – the Acorn

If you are interested in your child being placed on a “Register of Interest”, or even if you fancy helping out at Squirrels, whether weekly or occasionally please contact Karen via email shown below.

Similarly, if you have a 14+ year old young person who is undertaking their Duke of Edinburgh award and needs their volunteering section, then contact Karen. If this young person isn’t already a Scout, they will need to register as an Explorer Scout in order to become a Young Leader – they don’t have to attend Explorer Scout meetings unless they want to but they are good fun!!! They will also need to complete some training modules.

Contact Karen preferably by email on karen.mcgarry@bostonscouts.org.uk or via text on 07904 811071

Image used with permission from The Scouts