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

Covid Secure: We did it, we’re back - First Band rehearsal after 13months+ It was different, but felt great to be finally back together 🎺🎶. We remembered those close to the Band who are no longer with us. ... See MoreSee Less

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So proud of the scouts for staying with us through the zooms to meeting back tonight. Still some way to go, but a great start back. Big congrats to Danny who did an excellent presentation tonight for his gold award. Congratulations from all at 2nd Rossendale. Excellent to hear everything he's done and achieved whilst with 2nd. Wish him the very best in explorers. All the scouts should be very proud and a huge thanks to all the leaders for their efforts over the last twelve months. Enjoy some scout section pictures from tonight.

Finally I just wanted to say a big personal thank you to all at 2nd past and present. The support you've given me over the last few months has been amazing. Words cannot express how much I appreciate your support. It proves how strong we are as a group.

Thank you Mikey
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Hello All,

As we move forward to Step 2 on the Government Roadmap, It's time for an update.

There are changes from the Scout Association from W/C 12/04/2021 - the key changes from the current Amber status of 29/3/2021 are:

1. Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers will be able to meet indoors, with no legal limit on youth numbers, however you should keep it as one section meeting at a time with flexibility for smaller sections to join together if required. It’s important to remember that physical space will be limited and social distancing of two metres between everyone will be required. You should continue to take all measures to stop transmission and we would recommend most sections to continue meeting outdoors if they can.
2. Scout Network may also meet indoors but will be limited to maximum group sizes of 15. We continue to encourage outdoor meetings where you can.
3. Adult activities can only take place outdoors and should follow the current Government guidance.
4. Trips and visits are now accepted, however these should only be done where you cannot stay local to achieve the outcomes and each must be completed within a day as residential activities remain prohibited.

All the previously approved CV19 risk assessments that were approved at a District level remain current & valid as long as we have made no changes to them. For simplicity we have not altered them & our plan is to re-open Face to Face meetings W/C 12/04/2021. These RA have been re-submitted & uploaded as needed to OSM.

We have followed all the guidelines holding a Leaders meeting 06/04/2021 & consent has been sought from Beavers, Cubs & Scouts' parents for their children to start a blended programme once every 2 weeks of Zoom & Face to Face meetings initially outdoors only & for the Band members to reconvene Face to Face in the Scout building & outdoors (as required, with a specific RA to be approved for where).

With this in mind our initial sessions for each of the Sections are as follows:

Beavers - Campfire in a local outdoor Arena 13/04/2021 from 6.00pm to 7.00pm
Scouts - as above but from 7.30pm to 8.30pm
Cubs - as above but the following week 20/04/2021

Senior Band - Scout HQ 14/04/2021 at 7.30pm with Training & Junior Band aiming to re-start in a few weeks & finally Silver Band when allowed.

It has been a paperwork overload for all Leaders involved. They are all approved now & uploaded onto OSM & SmartSheets as needed. Hopefully this will get less onerous as time goes on. However, it will hopefully improve the communications between different Groups in the District. Some of our Leaders are also doing DofE Supervisor/Assessor training.

Thanks for your help & support throughout the last unprecedented 13 months.

Kind regards

Tina Dwyfor-Jones
Chair of Trustees
2nd Rossendale Scout Group & Band
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On behalf the 2nd Rossendale Scout Group we offer our condolences to the Royal family.
The band were honoured to perform in the presence of Prince Philip in 2002 at Windsor Castle
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On behalf of myself and the 2nd Rossendale Scout Group. We offer our condolences to the Royal family. A man who as well as supporting his wife, the Queen, the Patron of Scouting. He supported Scouting himself. The founder of the DofE Award. R.I.P. Sir. Janet H ... See MoreSee Less

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