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

On behalf of all at 2nd Rossendale Scout Group & Band we would like to offer our condolences to Mikey Bradley, our Scout Section Leader & family, on the sudden loss of his mum, Alison. We are all thinking of you at this difficult time. ... See MoreSee Less

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This is just a message of congratulations to Callum Bridge and Robert Mason on gaining the Queens Scout of the highest and challenging awards in Scouting.
The 2nd should be proud of both these young men.
And a particular thanks to Callum ,our Mr Zoom.
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Following the news that Lancashire will be in Tier 4 from midnight tonight, the whole of Lancashire is in The Scouts' RED Readiness Level which means that no face-to-face Scouts activities may take place until further notice. ... See MoreSee Less

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This year has been unlike any other year we've known, and the band has not been able to perform at any concerts, or do any rehearsals since the lockdown began in March. Our risk assessments have now been approved by the Scout Association, and we are planning to return to small group rehearsals in the New Year.
This morning, a small group of players from the band went to play outside the East Lancashire Hospice, to play some Christmas Carols for the patients and staff.
We haven't performed or rehearsed as a band since March, but we are certainly looking forward to being able to restart again (albeit in a very different way) in the New Year.
Unfortunately, it will be a while before you will be able to see us in concert again, but we will at least be able to start practicing together as a group, and we will try and upload some video recordings of the band to our Facebook page.

We wish all our members, leaders, parents, volunteers and patrons of the band, a Happy Christmas and a safe New Year!
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Many thanks for the great concert tonight, along with the two choirs ,and a worthy cause . Rossendale hospice.
It's been a hard year... I've missed every aspect of the 2nd Rossendale...especially the band concerts. Thanks for making my night.
Also a big thanks to all the rest of our great Scout group....great zooming.
Take care ,stay safe.
Happy Christmas. Janet. H.
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