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Bonfire 2021

We have taken the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 Brabyns Park Bonfire & Firework display this year. :(


Marple is the home of a thriving scouting community with three Beaver colonies, three Cub-Scout packs, two Scout Troops, two Explorer Groups and a Network Unit.  It’s been the home of scouting since 1908, and though there have been many changes over the years, we like to try to stick to the traditions of Scouting where we can.

We have a large Scout-hut in the centre of Marple which is well-used by all sorts of groups in the day, and by the Scouts / Cubs in the evenings (currently unavailable for bookings until we have the kitchen re-fitted).

You can help support us by visiting the annual Marple Gang Show, joining us for the Brabyns Bonfire, or buying our Bedding Plants in Spring.




There are three Beaver colonies in Marple – Etherow Beavers (Monday), Brabyns Beavers (Tuesday), and Lyme Beavers (Wednesday) – typically meeting from 18.15 to 19.15 at the Scout Hut.

Beavers is very popular, so it is advisable to add your child to the waiting list before they are 5.


CUBS (8 – 10.5 YEARS)

There are three Cub packs in Marple – Bradshaw (Monday), Carver (Wednesday), and Derby (Thursday) – typically meeting from 18.45 to 20.00 at the Scout Hut.

Cubs do all sorts of activities on top of their weekly meetings – from Swimming Galas and District Camps to the John Oldham Competition, 5-a-side, Sports Days and Athlete’s Badge Night – there is something for everyone. More info on how to join here.


SCOUTS (10.5 – 14 YEARS)

There are two Scout troops in Marple – Kinder (Tuesday) and Cobden (Thursday) – typically meeting from 19.30 – 21.00 at the Scout Hut.

Whilst both troops run their own programme separately, there are many activities that they do together – with the annual Easter Camp and Summer Camps a particular highlight, as well as Gang Show, joint walking days (and nights) and other ad hoc activities. More info on how to join here.



There are two Explorer groups in Marple – Marple Explorers (Monday) and Marple Coombs Explorers (Wednesday) – typically meeting from 20.00 – 22.00 at the Scout Hut.

Many of the activities the Explorers do are chosen by themselves, including Mountain Biking, Night Hikes, Climbing and other adventurous pursuits, and of course there are plenty of opportunities to get out camping too, with annual Easter and Summer Camps, as well as regular visits to Cumberland Cottage and Boarfold. More info on how to join here.



There is one Network group in Marple, though meetings tends to be seasonal, with many heading off to University but returning to Network when they are home in the holidays.

Network can often be seen playing darts or cards as well as organising visits to watch the local football and rugby teams, pub quizzes, etc. They are reknowned for having very big (and boisterous) campfires, and are a very welcoming bunch! More info on how to join here.



Beavers: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday (18:15)
Cubs: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday (18:30 / 18:45 – 20:00)
Scouts: Tuesday, Thursday (19:30 – 21:00)
Explorers: Monday, Wednesday (20:00 – 22:00)
Network: Wednesday (20:00 – 22:00)



Marple Scout Hut, Memorial Park, Marple

Where we meet