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Bedfordshire Scouts

Squirrels are usually aged between four and six years old.

Being an Squirrel Scout is all about fun and friendship while growing and learning. Here are some of the things you’ll get up to with your new friends.


Exploring the great outdoors

You’ll spend lots of time outside with your Squirrels Dray. Together, you might build a den, go on a treasurer hunt, or visit a museum. And even though you might not be ready to climb Mount Everest yet, you’re guaranteed to have plenty of adventures on your own doorstep. Because being a Squirrel Scout is all about making the most of what you have, wherever and whoever you are.


Trying new activities and learning new things

Going to Squirrel Scouts is very different from going to nursery or school. Instead of learning from books, you’ll figure the world out by exploring, playing and doing.

The most important skills you’ll learn at Squirrel Scouts are the ones that will make you feel super strong standing on your own two feet. We call these character skills. They include things like resilience – which means getting back up and trying again – and teamwork, which means mucking in and playing your part. It’s all about having the courage to try new things and learn from them.


Helping others

Squirrel Scouts work as a team to help other people, in their local communities and beyond. Whether they’re changing the whole world or helping a friend take the leap to try something new on a rainy Wednesday night, they always lend a hand.


Joining

Squirrel Scouts is open to all and we can usually tweak things to make sure everyone can join in the fun. If you have any questions about accessibility, chat with your local leader as soon as possible. By being upfront from the start, parents/carers can work in partnership with local leaders to make sure their young person has everything they need to get involved.

To join Beavers, please fill in the Join Us form, linked to the left of this page.



News & Blogs

Bedfordshire Scouts Census 2022
28/04/2022 By David Moult

With the Scout HQ Census details released, it's amazing to see the biggest growth in 80 years! We are constantly proud of our volunteers across the County who work tirelessly to provide our young people with #SkillsForLife

With a great return to Scouting from our young people, we need to continue to recruit more awesome people to keep making a significant impact to ourselves and our local communities.

Bedfordshire has also released our Census data, which aligns similarly to the national output. It shows a growth in youth attending Scouting in all of our Districts by over 12% which ultimately means we need to continue to recruit to keep up with the understandable demand of what Scouting can offer. There are over 1,100 young people missing out or on waiting lists.

Our County Commissioner, Martin Wesley said this about our Census results: 

"Thanks to the amazing efforts of existing volunteers, Scouting kept going throughout the lockdown. Our youth members are now rushing back to enjoy face-to-face Scouting. And they are bringing their friends with them!

Sixteen Scout Groups in Bedfordshire already are larger in size than they were before the pandemic hit. All these extra young people need extra adults to keep them safe while giving them Skills for Life. Please come and join the fun."

 

Click this link to see the County Census details

 

Further details:

  • There are loads of resources available on the recent announcement here
  • Contact the Bedfordshire Perception team who would love to help you with recruitment and support: BedsScoutsPerception@Outlook.com 
  • The full resources for County and each District can be accessed via this link

 

 

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