About Us…

Bolton Moorland is one of the six districts that make up the Greater Manchester North Scout County. We cover the northern, western and eastern sides of Bolton and have groups stretching from Horwich in the west over to Breightmet in the east.

Parents tell us that Scouting gives their children more confidence, responsibility, a broader set of friends, a chance to pursue things they might not get to do otherwise, adventure and an extended family.

Children learn social skills as well as practical ones. They have to remember things to bring the following week so they have to take a bit of responsibility for their own stuff!

“When I see Ella at Cubs, doing things for herself and her friends, I’m so impressed. It helps you step back and let them get on with it.”

“Scouting helps parents prepare their kids for life”

Did you know that there are now over half a million members of Scouting in the UK, 11 of the 12 people to walk on the moon were once Scouts and both John Lennon and Paul McCartney were  Scouts!

Some Frequently Asked Questions About Scouting

My local Group has a waiting list, why is this?

  • We have over 51,000 young people on waiting lists around the country due to a shortage of adults. If there is a waiting list for the Group your child hopes to attend you could think about joining us yourself. We always welcome any help from parents.

Will my child be insured when on Scout activities?

  • Yes. All Members are covered under our Personal Accident and Medical Expenses Policy.

How much does it cost to send my child to Scouts?

  • This will vary depending on your Group but it is likely to be between £50 and £100 per year which is collected weekly, monthly, termly or annually depending on local arrangements. This fee usually covers the cost of the hire or upkeep of the meeting place and so on. Trips, camps and activities are usually charged separately. Cost should not be a barrier to anyone taking part in Scouting and if this is an issue, you can speak to the local Section Leader in confidence.

What do Scouts wear and where can I buy it?

  • Scouts wear a uniform of blue trousers and a coloured sweatshirt, shirt or polo shirt (which varies depending on the age range). All Scouts (adults and young people) wear a coloured scarf or necker, the colour of which varies depending on the Group.
  • We’ll be adding a list of uniform retailers to this page very soon!

Is there a planned programme of activities for Scouts?

  • Yes. Behind the fun of Scouting, there is an educational programme. The main programme areas are: Outdoor and Adventure; Global; Community; Fit for Life; Creative; and Beliefs and Attitudes. Group leaders are trained to deliver this programme.

My child is a Scout but we are moving in to Bolton, how can I enrol him/her in a new Group?

  • Firstly, you will need to tell your child’s current Group that you are leaving the area. Then contact us and we will try and find your child a place at your local group.

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