Beavers are girls and boys aged 6 to 8 years old who form a Colony. Our Beaver Colony meets every Tuesday at the Scout HQ, 6:00-7:00pm

Cubs are girls and boys aged 8 to 10½ years old who form a Pack. Our Cub pack meets on a Tuesday evening, 7:00-8:00pm

Scouts are girls and boys aged 10½ to 14 years old who form a Troop. Our Scouts meet on a Tuesday evening, 7:45-9:00pm

Senior Band

Rehearsals Saturday 10:30am-12:00pm & Wednesday 7:30-9:30pm

Silver Band

Rehearsals Monday 7:30-8:30pm

Junior Band

Rehearsals Saturday 9:00-10:00am

About Us

We are the 2nd Rossendale Scout Group based in Bacup, Lancashire, a small former mill town on the edge of the Pennine Hills midway between Rochdale and Burnley in an area that forms part of the Rossendale Valley

The Scout Group was formed in Bacup in 1910, only 3 years after the scouting movement was first started by Robert Baden-Powell in 1907.

Historically, the locality has always been a traditional brass band stronghold from as early as the middle of the 19th century. The original Bacup Old Band was reconstituted to great effect in 1859 as the 4th Lancashire Rifle Volunteers and won the coveted British Open title on three occasions between 1864 and 1869.

The famous Irwell Springs Band followed in the footsteps of the Bacup Old Band and was a highly successful contesting brass band.

The 2nd Rossendale Scout Band was formed in 1963. Originally formed as a drum and trumpet band the instrumentation was changed some seven years later and substantial progress has been made in conventional brass band terms. The later inclusion of girls enhanced the development and presently they make up almost a third of the membership. Ever-present in the success of the Scout Band is long serving Group Scout Leader Michael Warwick who has throughout overseen the development of the range of activities undertaken by the various sections of the Group.

The senior band performs regularly across the North of England and in recent times has performed with the Black Dyke, Fodens, Grimethorpe Colliery, Brighouse and Rastrick Bands and most recently with The International Staff Band of The Salvation Army. They have appeared at Windsor Castle for HM Queen Elizabeth and at many fine concert venues including The Bridgewater Hall, The Royal Northern College of Music, The O2 Arena, and Cologne Cathedral.

In 2010 our Scout Headquarters underwent substantial refurbishment, costing around £250,000. This has brought out building up to date and means we can continue providing music lessons and music making opportunities for young people.

Finance is generated with the generous support of local people and the band operates a successful Patron’s Scheme which greatly assists in generating the necessary revenue to support the work with children and young people in Bacup.

Contact Us

The Scout HQ
Burnley Road
OL13 8AE

Meeting Times

Beavers: Tuesday 6:00-7:00pm

Cubs: Tuesday 7:00-8:00pm

Scouts: Tuesday 7:45-9:00pm

Training & Junior Band: Saturday 9:00-10:00am

Senior Band: Saturday 10:30am-12:00pm & Wednesday 7:30-9:30pm

Silver Band: Monday 7:30-8:30pm

Hi all just to say a big well done to our three Beavers on gaining the top award in Beavers the Chief Scout Bronze award....go Max, Xander and Eddie. Every Beaver has achieved at least one badge.
Mostly done on zoom or Scouting at home. Amazing, well done everyone.
Thanks to the leaders and parents/ carers .
Hopefully back to face to face soon.
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Our latest CD 'Lamplighter' is now available to purchase.
If you would like to order a copy, please email

They cost £10 plus P&P.
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Hi all,
Mikey is having a understandable time out from Scouts, but he has asked me to update you.
We welcome Rob Mason back on our zoom ( from Lancaster)
The good news is the progress the Scouts are making ,and nearly 100% attendance on zoom !
We have thirteen active Scouts ( plus four furloughed until we are back face to face).
We have invested Toby S. Into Scouts from Cubs. Toby has settled well, and is racing through the challenges.
All the scouts have achieved the personal challenge, along with many parts of the other challenge badges.
Congrats again to James K.on his gold award, one / three Scouts not far behind him.
It is good news too that the Scouts fourteen plus in age , have chosen to stay attached to the 2nd.
Today we had four Scouts/Y.L. doing module A. Course. On zoom of course.
As Scouts we have decided to have a Scout T.shirt....ongoing at the moment.
To say we are proud of the resilience and attitude of the Scouts, is second to none. Praise to the Scouts in band .
Big thanks to Mr Zoom(Callum) and Sara ,who definitely do their best.
Thanks to the parents/carers for all the support.
Mikey we are all thinking of you.
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Mikey Bradley.On behalf of the Scout group, we would like to offer our condolences, on the sudden passing of his sister Audra. Such a shock for Mikey, after the sudden and unexpected passing of his mum Alison.
Mikey has been a member of the 2nd, both in the band, and for the last few years as Scout Leader. His nephew Ben, Audras son, was also a Beaver and a Cub in the group, and despite Ben's challenges, he made us smile.
This is just to let Mikey know at this time we are thinking about him.
Janet. H. And his Scouts and Leaders.
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