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There is a great deal of choice for the youngsters of Bollington! But successful youth groups need good leaders. If you would like to volunteer to help with Guides, Brownies or Rainbows please call Sally Garnett on 01625−574288 or, for Beavers, Cubs or Scouts then please call Jill Scarlett on 01782-517021.

Stuff To Do In Cheshire

This is a web site designed to round up all the activities available in Cheshire for youngsters to enjoy particularly during holidays and half terms.

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Scouting (boys)


6 - 8 years


8 - 10½ years


10½ - 14 years


14 - 18 years

2nd Bollington Scout Group

The Group is flourishing and includes Beavers, Cubs and Scouts at present with an Explorer Unit also based at the Scout Hut. We aim to provide an exciting programme with lots of new activities for the young people to try and to have fun. All meetings are held (during term-time only) at the Scout Hut on Albert Road, Bollington. As with many Scout Groups, there can sometimes be a waiting list to join so please put your name down early to avoid having to wait! General information on Scouting can be found at our web site.

Group Scout Leader: Tim Neale
Tel: 01625−576397

Explorer Scouts

Explorer Scouts are run by the Scout District Team rather than a local Group. For further information, please contact Tim Neale on 01625-576397, or Mike Eastgate on 07711 848022.

Scouting (girls)

District Commissioner: Sally Garnett
Tel: 01625−574288

Guiding is so popular that we do have waiting lists, which means girls can’t always join us straight away.   We would welcome any adults who would like to join us, either as a leader or unit helper, so more girls who want to join are able to.  Please contact Sally Garnett, support and training would be given, just bring your enthusiasm!


5 - 7 years


7 - 10 years


10 - 14 years


14 - 18 years

1st Bollington Rainbows

Leader: Helen Shepley
Tel: 01625−269254

Venue: Bollington Methodist Church Hall, Wednesday 4.30 pm - 5.30 pm, term time only.

2nd Bollington Rainbow Guides

Leader: Sally Garnett
Tel: 01625−574288

Venue: Bollington Methodist Church Hall, Tuesdays 5pm – 6pm, term time only.

1st Bollington St. John’s Brownies

Guider: Sue Roberts
Tel: 01625−560071

Venue: Methodist Church Hall, Wednesday at 6.30 - 7.45pm, term time only.

2nd Bollington Brownies

Guider: Joanna Fearnhead-Wymbs
Tel: 01625−269689

Venue: Methodist Church Hall, Tuesday at 6.00 - 7.15pm.

1st Bollington Cross Guides

Guider: Mrs. Heather Cann
Tel: 01625−574489

Venue: Methodist Church Hall, Monday at 7.00 - 8.30pm.

1st Bollington St. John’s Guides

Guider: Diane Taylor
Tel: 01625−575554

Venue: Methodist Church Hall, Thursday at 7.30 - 9.00pm.

Senior Section Guiding

Leader: Melissa Weardon
Tel: 01625−421259

Venue: Bollington Methodist Church Hall, Monday 7.00 pm - 8.30 pm, term time only.


Contact: Neil Newberry
Tel: 01625−578100 (church office)

Ages 7 to 11
Fridays, 6.30pm to 7.30pm
Venue: Bollington Christian Life Church. This group offers various activities for young people.


Contact: Neil Newberry
Tel: 01625−578100 (church office)

Minimum age, 11 years
Fridays, 8.00pm to 9.30pm
Venue: Bollington Christian Life Church. This group offers various activities for young people.

Air Training Corps 236 (Bollington) Squadron

Officer in Charge: Paul Riordan
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Boys and girls aged 13-20
Venue: Slaughter House, Shrigley Road
Tel: 01625-576956
Parade nights Mondays & Thursdays at 7.00 - 9.00pm.

Do come and see what we do, and find out how you can join in!

Training in subjects associated with the Air Training Corps and the Royal Air Force plus flying, gliding, shooting, adventure training, all sports, DofE, weekend camps and visits to RAF stations including week long camps in this country and abroad.

TS Ardent Bollington & Macclesfield Sea Cadets

Commanding Officer: Lt (SCC) Karen Black RNR
Tel: 01625−611937, 07704 439380
TS Ardent email

UMC Chairman: Susan Littlewood-Duffy
Tel: 01625−612755

Unit President: Admiral the Lord West of Spithead GCB DSC PC DUniv

Annual Duck Race!

Boys and girls 10 - 18 years
Venue: TS Ardent, Bollington & Maccelsfield Sea Cadets, St John's School, Grimshaw Lane, Bollington, Cheshire SK10 5LY
Phone: 01625−576336

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Senior Cadets (12-18 years): Mondays and Thursdays, 7.15pm to 9.30pm
Junior Division (10-11 years): Mondays, 7.00pm to 9.00pm

Part of the UK's largest maritime youth charity and offers training in traditional naval-based skills including seamanship, navigation, offshore sailing, adventure training, leadership, Duke of Edinburgh Award and BTEC Public Services. Affiliated to HMS Mersey, Royal Naval Fishery Protection Vessel. Visits to HM Ships and Naval Bases, plus opportunities for foreign exchanges. Sports include canoeing, rowing, diving, swimming, 5-a-side, and shooting.

Fire Cadets

Cadet Manager: Kevin Kelly
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service
Tel: 01606 868427
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Training in Fire & Rescue Service activities for 13 - 16 year olds which include additional activities at weekends and during the school holidays, with residential stays, local camps and national camp trips!

Bollington Cross Youth Project

This project is managed by Groundwork Macclesfield & Vale Royal.

Please look at the web page for details of the project.