Squirrels (4-6 yrs)

Squirrels are our youngest members, and generally meet for an hour per week. They enjoy all that the Scouting family has to offer; being introduced to outdoor activities, having the opportunity to be creative, explore their local community and experience the excitement of making new friends

Squirrels are young people aged between 4 and 6 years old.  There is core flexibility in the age range:  young people can join from age 4, and can move to Beaver Scouts after their 6th Birthday (this is in discussion with and at the discretion of the Leader’s Team).  

Structure

In Northern Ireland, the Squirrel Drey is the first step in the Scouting family and is based within the Scout Group.

Activities

During their time in the Drey, Squirrels will get a chance to try a wide range of different activities as well as going on trips and days out. Participation, rather than meeting set standards, is the key approach, and there are a range of badges and challenge awards that Squirrels can gain to recognise their achievements. 

Further information about badges and awards for the Northern Ireland Squirrel Association can be found here.

Joining

Squirrels at 9th Bangor have opportunities available for new members but you can contact us at 9thbangorscoutgroup@gmail.com for more details or to put your young person’s name on the waiting list