Ripon and District Squirrels : 4-6 Years Old

Ripon and District Scouts - Beavers

Ripon and District Scouts Beavers

Squirrels are our newest section, aged between 4 and 6 years old.

We're up and running

Our first Drey (Section) has opened at the 1st Topcliffe Group and hopefully we will see many more Dreys opening at other Groups in the District in due course.

About Squirrels

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.
Several Districts in our Scouting County of North Yorkshire have already started Squirrel sections (called Dreys) and meet in their distinctive red coloured jumpers.

The Scout Association chose Squirrels red for the uniform as it's so closely associated with the red squirrel animal, it's highly visible to keep children safe, and the bright primary colour appeals to children of all genders.

What Squirrels have to offer

Every week, Squirrels will gather to grow and learn their way through lots of different games and activities.
Squirrels can achieve anything they set their minds to – and they have lots of fun along the way.
The one hour sessions will be a brilliant opportunity for young people to take their first step into being part of Scouts, and they’ll help everyone get ready for the adventure of school too.
Sessions will be packed with outdoors activities, fun, games, badges, laughter, and so much more to help our youngest members learn the skills they need for life. Of course, none of it would be possible without the support of the amazing leaders who plan and deliver such an inspiring programme.

Ripon and District Scouts 2022