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

Well done Callum Bridge.....on top of your Queens Scout Award....To gain your Scout of the some achievement....For those that dont know Callum....the elder brother of Max and Giles....
During the lockdown Callum has carried all three Scout Sections through our zooms.
He has stood in ably, on Mikeys break from Scouts. Hes also a part of is it 2/3 ? other Scout groups.What can we say only Congrats to one of the 2nds ....superstars.
Thanks Callum for all you do, including getting soaked twice on tuesday night.!!!
I have known this young man a while now , despite everything he has achieved hes always there for the 2nd. A thanks badge on the way.
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Here is the bands Principal Euphonium player, Katie Taylor, performing Peter Graham's "The Holy Well" as part of her A-Level Music course. ... See MoreSee Less

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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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