The Scout Group is split up into four sections, each with its own distinct identity. Beavers meet at Beech House Infant School and Year 6 Scouts also meet in School. All other sections meet at Brookside Scout Headquarters. Except for Explorers, each section has Senior pupils helping out as Young Leaders/Troop Leaders, many of them completing the volunteering element of their Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Beaver Colony

​​​​​Wednesday 4.30pm to 5.30pm, Beech House

The Beaver Colony is currently the youngest section of the 19th Bolton Scout Group, running an exciting programme of both inside and outside activities each Wednesday. It is open to Infant School pupils in Years 1 and 2.

Cub Pack

Weds & Thurs 6.30pm to 7.45pm, Brookside

Due to numbers, we have one Pack spilt over two nights, each running the same programme of varied activities planned around the Challenge Awards. An annual highlight is the weekend Cub Camp in May. Cubs is open to Junior School pupils in Years 3 to 5.

Scout Troop

Year 6: Tuesday 4.15pm to 5.30pm, Boys' Division
Years 7-10: Friday 7.00pm to 9.00pm, Brookside

The Scout Troop Is split into two parts: the first open to Junior School pupils in Year 6, progressing to the second for Senior School pupils in Years 7 to 10. 

Paradox Explorers

Friday 7.00 to 9.00pm, Brookside

The Explorer Unit is open to all Senior School students in Years 11 to 13, as well as welcoming young people from other schools. They are part of the Bolton Moorland District Explorers.


This purpose built conversion of an old riding school provides the group with excellent facilities set in fields and woodland just along the road from Bolton School.

The main building consists of two large halls with individual patrol rooms for up to 12 patrols, a suite of rooms upstairs for the Explorers as well as several other smaller meeting rooms. In addition, Brookside has two kitchens, storerooms for equipment, and some old stables (adjacent to the building) for larger equipment.

The headquarters is surrounded by woodland and fields which are used extensively in scouting activities, games and, of course, fire lighting.

History of the 19th Bolton Scout Group