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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:

Questions? We’ve answered some of the most common ones below.

We’ve opened our first Squirrel Drey at the 7th Blackpool! We’re starting with smaller numbers and working up before opening another.

To express interest please email us squirrels@blackpoolscouts.org.uk.

If you are interested in volunteering as part of this or any other of our sections then please get in touch. 

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.

Please email squirrels@blackpoolscouts.org.uk and let us know you’re interest in your child joining Squirrels in Blackpool.

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.