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 10Β½ years old who form a Pack. Our Cub pack meets on a Tuesday evening, 7:00-8:00pm

Scouts are girls and boys aged 10Β½ 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 Β£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

A strong finish to the term for the scout section. The last few weeks have been lots of fun. Hikes, field games, skiing, delicious pizza and roasting marshmallows on the fire. We got to invest new scouts, name the new patrol leaders and award badges. Thanks to all the leaders and people who've supported the scout section over the course of the year. Proud of all the scouts, especially the newer members who moved up recently. Also best of luck to all the scouts who moved onto new ventures this year.

Have a great summer everyone.
Stay safe

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On behalf of all three of our Scout sections.πŸ’―..would just like to give you a quick update .πŸ—―...Tomorrow is the final meeting for us all after a very weird year...where thanksπŸ‘ to the Leaders no one missed out.:)
Tomorrow......The Beavers will be at The Rec...crazy games and investing the new Beavers.πŸ€Έβ€β™‚οΈπŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈ..great to see so many new faces.πŸ‘
The Cubs will be doing the Bacup trail..πŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈπŸšΆβ€β™€οΈ..And all being well ,a Cub Camp in August.β›Ί
The Scouts will be at the Bradley's...Pizza and treat night ..πŸ•πŸ•πŸ•πŸ•....I think something being planned in the holidays for them.🀫
Y.Ls welcome to The Bradley's.πŸ₯° We cant thank them enough for the use of their land.πŸ’₯
Hopefully the news from September will mean all three sections will be back in H.Q.
Have a great safe six weeks and thank you from US all for all your support.πŸ‘Œ
Janet H. AGSL.
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Scout section at The Hill (Rossendale Ski Slope). Little wet, some great skiing by the scouts and hopefully lots of fun.
Thanks to all the scouts for attending and adults for helping.
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Very proud of the scout section tonight who completed a 3 1/2 mile hike up above Newchurch. They got round in a timely fashion taking turns leading the way on the route. As always thanks to all the leaders and to the scouts for attending. Great evening very enjoyable. ... See MoreSee Less

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