Welcome to Squirrels!
Ferny Crofts has a range of activities available now for Scouting's newest Section - Squirrels!
Squirrels can take part in a number of instructed and self-led activities across the site, including our new Squirrel Trail where you can help Syril the Squirrel find his colour!
At Ferny Crofts we believe Squirrels can do almost anything that any other young person can do! So we have developed the following range of activities for Squirrel Scouts to participate in:
Archery is a great fun target activity, offering adventure, coordination and achievement to all.
For Squirrels we have a special set of Archery equipment suitable for their size and strength.
Backwoods Cooking explores cooking on an open fire with hazel cooking sticks.
Bouldering is low-level climbing, without ropes and using your team members and leaders as 'spotters' to aid safety. Bouldering is performed by staying close to the ground and climbing horizontally.
Shelter building sees participants using natural materials to build survival shelters in the woods around Ferny Crofts
Squirrels with Tomahawks!?
Don't worry, we have an awesome set of Squirrel-appropriate Tomahawks to allow young people to have a go at this great fun target sport.
Tomahawks develops hand-eye coordination, accuracy and is great fun!
Squirrel sessions will be 40 minutes in length
There will be a maximum of 6 participants per session for instructed activities. For Self-led Activities we recommend no more than 12 participants.
Groups must ensure they have enough adults with the young people to fulfill the Squirrel Scouts adult:young person ratio rules (excluding the Ferny Crofts Instructor) at all times.
Session times are:
09:00 - 09:40
11:00 - 11:40
13:30 - 14:10
15:30 - 16:10
It may be possible to run back-to-back sessions after a ten minute break, eg 09:50 - 10:30. Please contact us for details and to book your sessions.
Can you help Syril the Squirrel find his colour again? Our new Squirrel Trail sees participants trying to find our hidden Squirrels around the site!
Squirrels can also participate in some of our other Self-led Activities on site:
Go Karts (Squirrel-size Karts now available!)
Circus Skills Box
Pond Dip and Mini Beasts