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

Scouting has now been virtual since March. I requested clips from members showing off their talents. So this clip is from one of our Cubs reading a Christmas poem. Any Beavers, Cubs, Scouts & Band members who would like to do something similar message the group. ... See MoreSee Less

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Good evening all group members and friends. A great friend of the band Sean Ruane has kindly recorded a message supporting the group for this weekend's collection. We also have a performance by one of the groups families playing Coventry Carol. If you can attend at the weekend please observe social distancing rules. Please view and share this video promoting this Saturday's collection.
Thanks so much for your support.
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We are now part of JustGiving for Charities & our page to donate direct to the group is: 2nd Rossendale Scout Group & Band. ... See MoreSee Less

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Hello members and followers please view the video below with information from group members and our District Commissioner on our latest venture. We have several clips of our talented young people at 2nd Rossendale to share over the next few weeks so please stay tuned.

2nd Rossendale Scout Group & Band supporting Rossendales elderly &
The Kids In Rossendale charity this Christmas.

Please view, support & share.

Thanks for your support
Mikey Bradley (scout section leader)
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This evening the scout section held a zoom meeting presentation night. Well done to all the scouts 69 badges awarded. Also special awards of young scout to Zack, scout of the year Joseph, Imogen for her fundraising journey. Finally James on achieving the Gold award which is the top award you can obtain in the scout section.
Well done all great achievements for our section.
Mikey section leader
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