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

Good Afternoon, some exciting news! The Senior Band have a concert!
Its great we are able to go back to doing what we love (performing) and it would be amazing to have as many of our supporters there as possible, to help make it a great night!
We will be performing along side the great Choirs, Colne Orpheus Glee Union and Nelson Arion Male Voice Choir.

Ticket Information is on the Poster.
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Saturday 4th September 2021, 9am. Looking forward to seeing any members who were previously in Training & Junior band to have fun making music together again 🎶🎺 ... See MoreSee Less

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If you’re interested in seeing the Senior Band in action - here’s the updated Concert list 🎶 Come & have a listen, support great causes. ... See MoreSee Less

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To all parents/ carers, in all three sections of our Scout group.
The return to indoor Scouting on the 7th September..

Using the H.Q. as safely as possible.
• Beavers will meet as normal at 5.55p.m...pick up at 7p.m. prompt.
• Cubs will meet at 6.50p.m onwards. Pick up promptly at 8p.m.
• Scouts will meet at 7.45.p.m.( no earlier please)Pick up prompt at 9.15p.m. On 7th just leaders, Y.L. and P.L.s. All Scouts return 14th.

All 3 sections will go in through main front door. Parents /carers please do not enter the hall.Leaders will come out to you if needed.
ALL pickups will be at the exit at the end of the building. Members will come out to you.
Please don't send your children in with coats, unless asked. Masks can be worn. Water bottles with names on drinks will be provided.
Any monies to be paid please send in with the child in a labelled envelope ,and hand in .
Your help and support will be much appreciated.
Scouting will be fun.
The Leaders.
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