Welcome to the Squirrel page which will help to tell you what we are all about and
encourage you to come and join us.
Squirrels enjoy making friends, playing games, singing, making things, listening to stories,
and miming, being creative and learning about themselves.
Squirrels are members of the Squirrel Association which from January 2009 is affiliated to the Northern Ireland Scout Council.
They are young people aged from 4 years - 6years. As our group is currently oversubscribed we take children in from P1. Younger only if spaces available. Around 6th Birthday they move up to the next section Beaver Scouts.
Squirrels who when they meet collectively are known as a Squirrel Drey. Young people can join Squirrels on their fourth birthday and then can move to the next Section, Beaver Scouts, when they are six.
Squirrels are for boys and girls aged from 4 - 6 years old and it is recommended you get your child’s name down well in advance as we are currently oversubscribed.
The Drey is led by a Squirrel Scout Leader (Red Squirrel) assisted by one or more Assistant Squirrel Scout Leaders (ASSL) and one or more helpers.
The Squirrels motto is FUN & FRIENDS.
This is achieved through a balanced program which includes some of the following:
•Learning About Yourself
•Getting to Know Other People
•Discovering Creativity and Practical Skills
•Playing Games and having Fun
This event usually takes place after your child has been with the drey for several weeks. The Squirrel leader or one of their deputies will be present at the normal weekly meeting and will ask your son/daughter to repeat the words of the promise after them. Your new Squirrel Scout will then be presented with their Group Scarf & Woggle which they must wear throughout their time in the Group. This is an important occasion and parents are invited to attend.
Your son / daughter will be eligible to move on to Beavers when s/he is approximately 6 years old (min age 5 ¾) and will move up in September or January.
'I promise to be a good Squirrel and to love God'
The Squirrel Sign is a raised and bent index finger of the right hand.
Activities include making things, playing games, singing, listening to
stories, toy nights, miming etc.
At the 109th we are fortunate to have both the Beavers and Squirrels held in the same building at the same time only in different rooms, so on occasions we can merge both together for some activities, parties and other events which help the children get to know Beavers and their leaders so the move up to Beavers is not such an ordeal, but a natural progression.
For more information on Squirrels, please click here