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:
A team of 10 Scouts from the 38th Rossendale consisting of Members of Grey, Purple and Red Troops joined other Scouts from across the Valley in the inaugural Baden-Powell Trophy competition. Starting off in their home base at the 38th the Scouts were asked to build...
Grey Colony Beavers rounded off the year with a Christmas Party. Musical bumps and musical statues started off the evening. This was followed by the frantic pass the baton game and no party would be complete without musical chairs. Party food followed before the...
Making the most of the use of our headquarters for the General Election, Grey Scout Troop took the opportunity to put the "out" in Scouting. Taking to the slopes at Ski Rossendale the Scouts enjoyed an evening of snow tubing. Working up an appetite on the slopes the...
For the second year in a row Scouts from the 38th Rossendale made up of Members from Grey, Purple and Red Troops met in the early hours of the morning at Preston Railway station to catch a train to London! The 15 Scouts were subdued during the journey but that soon...
Ten Scouts recently embarked on their Expedition Challenge as part of their Chief Scout Gold Award. They set off from Bleakholt Animal Sanctuary on a thankfully dry morning and worked their way towards Ashworth Valley Scout Campsite. As they hiked along, they came...
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The M3 Project is a specialist charity in East Lancashire that can help with advice, support and accommodation for those aged 16-21 who are at risk of homelessness, or are actually homeless. They provide supported lodgings accommodation for single young people,...
Grip & Go, Haslingden was the venue for a fun evening for Red Scout Troop. Tackling the climbing walls with gusto, where do they get their energy from? A good time was had by all! For more photos from the evening, view our Facebook Album.
Grey Troop Scouts had a fantastic time at the new Leisure Box sports facility in Brierfield. The Scouts tackled the 28-foot climbing walls without fear. Even the leap of faith and the vertical slide was no match for those that dared! Well done to all of them. For more...