Our newest section has landed in Blackpool, join the waiting list now.

Squirrels offers the best of Scouts – learning by doing and getting into the great outdoors – combined with early years best practice of storytelling, routine, and play. It’s a huge leap forward for us: our first new age range in 35 years. And it is a key part of our response to the challenges facing young people.

Squirrels comes at a time when inequalities in our society are all too clear. So we’re:

  • Helping 4 and 5 year olds gain key skills like communication, teamwork and resilience through structured play and story telling
  • Giving them a sense of achievement with great role models and a positive environment encouraging kindness and aspiration
  • Strengthening the bond between parents or carers and their children by encouraging family volunteering
  • Creating closer, more connected communities with volunteering at the heart

Got a question? We’ve answered some of the most common ones below.

How do I join the waiting list?

We’re working hard to ensure we can accommodate as many new Squirrels as possible. Please comple our joining form here and let us know you’re interest in your child joining Squirrels in Blackpool.

To help us get more Squirrel Dreys open, we need volunteers like you! Why not get stuck in? It’s good for you. Find out more here.

Why is there a new section?

Research from Ofsted tells us that the young people hardest hit by the pandemic are not developing the basic skills and learning they need. Early years children have returned less confident and more anxious after lockdowns.

Squirrels offers skills for life when and where it’s needed most. This is our opportunity to help enrich the lives of young people, preparing them for a brighter future.

We’re offering this brand new programme, with wellbeing, kindness and social action at its heart.

All you need to know about Squirrels here.

Is Squirrels open in Blackpool?

Yes they are! We’ve opened our Squirrel Dreys across the town. To express interest please fill in the form here.

If you are interested in volunteering with Squirrels or any other of our sections then please get in touch. 

Everything you need to know about Squirrels

Take a sneak peak at our uniform and badges and see what we’re doing to make sure everyone is safe and included. 


Will you be our Squirrels leaders?

Volunteering’s not just about giving back – the benefits go both ways. All of our activities are run by amazing volunteers. Volunteering lets you try new things, meet new people, and make a difference.

It doesn’t matter if you want to get involved regularly or help out occasionally – we can find the right fit for you.