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New Scout group for four-five-year-olds launches in Leyland

Posted on - 17th January, 2022 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Leyland, Preston News, South Ribble News
2nd Leyland Squirrel group

A new Scout group for children aged four and five years old has launched in Leyland.

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Squirrels is a new group in the Scouting programme, which offers a positive, safe environment for young children to develop while learning essential life skills.

The first official Squirrels Drey at 2nd Leyland and Leyland URC Scout Groups launched earlier this month.

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Offering the best of Scouts, Squirrels combines storytelling, routine and play to help young children learn vital skills.

It is the first new age range offered by Scouts in 35 years and it is part of their response to the challenges young people face.

Lead volunteer at 2nd Leyland Scout Group Rik said: “We are thrilled to have welcomed Squirrel Scouts into our group, the young people really enjoyed getting to know each other and we are super excited to see the section develop over the coming months.”

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