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Play, learn and get outdoors

Being a Squirrel

We’re starting a new provision for four and five year olds called Squirrels, to help young people gain skills for life at a time when it matters most and where it’s most needed.

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Activities and what you’ll get up to

As the programme grows, we’ll have hundreds of activities for 4 and 5 year olds. There are already plenty of fun Squirrels activities within our activity finder, if you’re looking for something to keep young people occupied. Check out the activities and be inspired to give something new a go.

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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

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!

Learn about what to wear in Squirrels

General Information

When and Where Do We Meet?

The 1st Helsby Squirrel Drey meet on Tuesday evening from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.


Each group of Squirrels is called a ‘Drey’, taking its name from a group of these animals in the wild. Within the Drey, squirrels are organised into sub-groups known as ‘Lodges’ which are named after trees. We have the following Lodges in our Beaver Colony:-

Each Lodge is made up of around 6 beavers of a range of ages and new beavers usually join a Lodge in which they know at least one person.

Squirrel Scout Leaders

Squirrel Scout Leader – Vacancy

Assistant Squirrel Scout Leaders – Cath Clarke, Diane Jones, Helen Farrar