The Scout Section is for young people, usually aged between 10½ and 14 years. A young person can come in to the Troop at 10 and may stay until they are 15 years old. The Scout Troop is the third and final Section in the Scout Group.
Scouts are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities as part of their programme. “Participation” rather than meeting set standards is the key approach and for the Scout who wants to be recognised for his or her achievements there are a number of Challenges Awards and Activity Badges. Scouts take part in a balanced programme that helps them to find out about the world in which they live, encourages them to know their own abilities and the importance of keeping fit and helps develop their creative talents. It also provides opportunities to explore their own values and personal attitudes
Being outdoors is important and half the Programme is given over to taking part in both the traditional Scouting skills, such as camping, survival and cooking as well as the wide range of adventurous activities, anything from abseiling to yachting.
The international aspect gives Scouting a special appeal and many Scouts now travel abroad during their time in the Section. In 2007 40,000 Scouts from around the World attended the World Jamboree in the UK, and Scouts regularly participate in International camps and experiences both on home soil and abroad, each of them a unique experience in its own right.
The Scout Promise is:
On My Honour, I promise that I will do my best
To do my duty to God and to the Queen,
To help other people
And to keep the Scout Law
The Scout Law is:
A Scout is to be trusted.
A Scout is loyal.
A Scout is friendly and considerate.
A Scout belongs to the worldwide family of Scouts.
A Scout has courage in all difficulties.
A Scout makes good use of time and is careful of possessions and property.
A Scout has self-respect and respect for others.
The Scout Motto is:
The Chill Factore, Manchester was the pre-Christmas break destination for the 38th Rossendale Scouts from Grey, Purple and Red Troops. The first event to include all three of our Troops together. Totalling 67 of our Members they were on arrival split into two groups...read more
Over 30 members of Purple Troop met up at Bowley Scout Campsite for another fun weekend! With the main attraction being the quad bikes, the Scouts also took on the 'Leap of Faith' too! The Scouts arrived to a dark and windy field and their first challenge...read more
Introducing Red Scout Troop. Our third Scout Troop. Since the formation of the Group in 1951, this is the first time it has been necessary to have three Sections for one age Group. By the start of 2018 it is predicated the Group will have over 100 Scout aged...read more
A busy final week of the summer term for all Sections saw a variety of activities for approaching 200 of our members. Grey Beaver Colony ended the term with a trip to Grip & Go at Haslingden Sports Centre. Following the safety briefing the Beavers were soon scaling...read more
On the 28th of May to the 4th of June 2017 I had the best time of my life at Hesley Wood Scout Activity Centre. The Scouts (Grey Troop) all travelled down to Sheffield separately but as soon as the first people got there work started, unloading the van and putting it...read more
You could be forgiven for thinking you had entered a major accident scene if you visited the Explorers and Purple (Wednesday) Scout Troop meetings recently. There were people strewn all over the floor, but fortunately for good reason. The Scouters were all learning...read more
What does it take to run a winter camp for 24 Scouts? Well for starters, 152 sausage & bacon, 100 slices of toast, 78 wraps, over 5 kilos of breakfast cereal, 960 grams of cheese, 10 kilos of bolognese sauce, 112 pieces of fruit, 72 pints of milk, over 4 kilos of...read more
Purple Scout Troop went up in the world when they visited Grip & Go at the Adrenaline Centre in Haslingden. Tackling the various climbing walls all with a different degree of difficulty, nothing seemed to faze the youngsters. Combined with a session in the Laser Tag...read more
Members of Purple Scout Troop spent a fascinating evening at the Manchester Airport Visitor Centre. The tour started by a look airside at the landing and taking off aircraft. The Scouts were given an explanation about the process and were keen to ask questions....read more
Blackburn Ice Rink was the host to a fun evening for members of Grey & Purple Scout Troops. A party size of 50 consisting of over forty Scouts and their Leaders took to the ice. For some, standing up straight was a challenge but regardless of how they started,...read more