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Youth organisations

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 go to the contact us page for Macclesfield and Congleton District Scouts.

Scouting (boys)

Beavers 6 – 8 years
Cubs 8 – 10½ years
Scouts 10½ – 14 years
Explorer 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 go to the contact page for Macclesfield and Congleton District Scouts.

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!

Rainbows 5 – 7 years
Brownies 7 – 10 years
Guides 10 – 14 years
Seniors 14 – 18 years

1st Bollington Rainbows

Contact: 01625 574288

Venue: Water Street Centre, Tuesday evenings 5.00 to 6.00pm (term time).

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: Water Street Centre, Wednesday at 6.30 – 7.45pm, term time only.

2nd Bollington Brownies

Contact: Lisa Backhurst
Tel: 01625 575969

Venue: Water Street Centre, Tuesdays at 6.00 – 7.15pm, term time only.

1st Bollington Cross Guides

Contact: 01625 572937

Venue: Water Street Centre, Monday at 7.00 – 9.00pm.

1st Bollington St. John’s Guides

Guider: Diane Taylor
Tel: 01625−575554

Venue: Water Street Centre, Thursday at 7.30 – 9.00pm.

Senior Section Guiding

Contact: 01625 421252

Alternate Mondays 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.

RAF Air Cadets – 236 (Bollington) Squadron

If you’re a fan of aviation, action and adventure, enjoy sports or simply like getting to know other like-minded people, then you’re in the right place! Cadet life is all about challenge, excitement and adventure. Cadets and volunteers have many opportunities including UK and overseas camps, leadership courses, air experience flights and adventure training. The focus is always on enjoying yourself while improving your skills.

We parade every Monday and Thursday nights from 18:45 to 21:15 at The Slaughter House, Shrigley Road, Bollington and we’re open to all genders from school year 8+ (aged 12-17).

If you are interested in joining or volunteering (18+) why not come along and meet the cadets and staff? We can guarantee a warm welcome to all. Every year nearly 60,000 air cadets and volunteer staff take part in exciting events all over the country. And with over 1,000 squadrons across the UK, you could be one of them.

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/236ATC 
Webpage: https://www.236atc.co.uk/

TS Ardent Bollington & Macclesfield Sea Cadets

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

UMC Chairman: Mr Jason Gaunt
Tel: 07887 825135

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 & Macclesfield Sea Cadets, St John’s School, Grimshaw Lane, Bollington, Cheshire SK10 5LY
Phone: 01625−576336

TS Ardent email
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Senior Cadets (12-18 years): Thursdays, 7.00pm 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:
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service
Tel: 01606 868427
web site

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.