We prepare young people with skills for life in the Benton Area

Squirrels are our youngest section of the Scouts, aged 4-6 years old.

We have recently added the newest branch of the Scouts family tree to the District. 4 and 5 year olds are now able to join in the fun.

This is an age when minds are fizzing, when energy and curiosity levels are sky high, when little lives are full of wow and wonder. Who knows how far they’ll reach?

Benton Squirrels started in 2021 as the first in the country District based Drey.

We run a programme based on what our young people choose from half term to half term.

We look forward to seeing our youngest section gain valuable skills and knowledge to allow them to continue their scouting journey in one of our 6 beaver sections and beyond.

We have two Squirrel Dreys in Benton. One run as a District Provision, and one as part of 1st Shiremoor Scout Group.

1st Killingworth Squirrels

Meet on Monday’s, 5-6pm
St John’s Church Hall, Killingworth Village
Add your details to the Benton Distirct Squirrels joining list

1st Shiremoor Squirrels

Meet on Wednesday’s, 5:30-6:30pm, St Marks Church Shiremoor
Add your details to the 1st Shiremoor Joining List