Uniformed Organisations

At Bury Parish Church we are privileged to have active Guide and Scout groups.  Feel free to scroll down to read about them all, or click on a link to skip directly to the group you want:

Rainbows     Brownies     Guides     Beavers     Cubs     Scouts


Rainbows are girls aged five to seven years old and we are the youngest members of Girl Guiding UK.

Being a Rainbow is all about having lots of fun.  At our weekly meeting we do lots of things like play games, go outside, make things, sing songs and listen to stories, sometimes we go to special places, or have parties. So –

Do you enjoy playing games?
Do you enjoy making things?
Do you enjoy painting and drawing?

Then come and join the Rainbows at Church House (rear of the church) on a Tuesday night between 6pm and 7pm.  We are looked after by Snowy, Raindrop and Twinkle who are really friendly and nice.  They make sure we are happy and safe.
For more information please contact Dawn Kenny on 0161 797 6002.  You could also visit the national Girl Guiding website: www.girlguiding.org.uk.

Brownies and Guides

Are you a girl aged 7-14 years old? Are you looking for a fun Tuesday night? Are you looking for new friends? If you can answer YES to these questions then Brownies and Guides is the place for you.

Well, it's hard to cram all of our activities into a small paragraph, so here are a few examples:
We have barbecues and parties, we do sports activities, arts and crafts and charity events. "The best thing we have done was the sponsored obstacle course for children with leukaemia" says Charlotte Thompson..."I like the barbecues" says Hannah Malone...

We meet every Tuesday evening during school time in the Wilson Hall (Scout hut) at Bury Parish Church.
Brownies meet from 7:00pm to 8:15pm, while Guides meet from 7:30pm to 8:30pm.

For more information please contact Karen Tomlinson on 07475 360036.  You could also visit the national Girl Guiding website: www.girlguiding.org.uk.

Beavers, Cubs and Scouts

The 44th Bury Scout Group, also known as Rector of Bury's Own Troop (ROBOT for short), was formed in 1924, and that translates into many hundred of boys and girls, and scores of leaders and helpers, who have benefitted from its activities and contributed to its wellbeing. Boys and girls learn about loyalty and responsibility and commitment, as well as having fun. All organisations meet weekly in the Scout Hut, which is adjacent to the Church. Click here for their website with more information

Beaver Scouts are the first and youngest section in the Scouting family (ages 6-8 years), meeting every Thursday from 6.15pm to 7.30pm. They wear turquoise sweatshirts and enjoy making friends, playing games, going on visits and helping others.

The Beaver Scout Promise:
I promise to do my best, to be kind and helpful and to love God.

Cub Scouts meet every Monday between 7pm and 8.30pm. To join this group you have to be 8 to 10 and a half years old. Cubs participate in lots of different activities, which include swimming, exploring and have weekends/days away where they meet other troops. They also have the opportunity to earn badges by demonstrating different skills and qualities. The badges can then be sewn onto their green sweatshirt.

The Cub Scout Promise:
I promise that I will do my best, to do my duty to God and to the Queen, to help other people, and to keep the Cub Scout Law.

Scouts meet every Wednesday from 7.00pm to 8.30pm. If you are aged between 10 and a half and 14 years and have an appetite for adventurous pursuits, then this is the group for you!

The Scout Promise:
On my honour, I promise that I will do my best, to do my duty to God and to The Queen, to help other people and to keep the Scout Law.

If you are interested in joining any of the Scouting organisations then please contact Ken Bowden (Group Scout Leader) on 0161 764 3143.  You could also visit the national Scouting website: www.scouts.org.uk.

If you have any questions, you can contact someone using the list of contacts available here.