Skills for Life

Macclesfield and Congleton Scout District is one of the largest in Cheshire providing adventurous activities and skills for life to over 1,200 young people between the ages of 4 and 18. The District stretches from Congleton to Poynton and there is a choice of 20 Scout Groups and 4 Explorer Units to join

Welcome to Macclesfield & Congleton Scout District

As a district, we are on the edge of the Peak District giving us access to fabulous hill walking, as well as opportunities for climbing and caving, water sports and off-road biking to keep the adrenalin going.

We have a district Headquarters in Macclesfield which has fully equipped training and meeting rooms as well as a shop selling uniforms, badges, and other scouting items.

We are also fortunate to have our Barnswood District Campsite near Rushton Spencer which covers 63 acres of woodland with 19 campsites of various sizes, 3 buildings and a range of facilities that can be used by campers and day visitors alike

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Adult volunteers

The Scouts award-winning training scheme for volunteers means that adults get as much from Scouts as young people.


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Upcoming events

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District Board of Trustees Meeting

22nd May


7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


District HQ, 32 West Bond St Macclesfield SK11 8EQ

Module 5 + 7: Fundamental Values and Scouting for All (Fast Track)

30th May


7:00 pm - 9:30 pm


32 West Bond Street, Macclesfield SK11 8EQ

First Aid Training Module 10A and 10B

09th Jun 2024


9:00 am - 4:00 pm


District HQ, 32 West Bond St Macclesfield SK11 8EQ

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Adult training

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Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls