Scout Section

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.

Scout Section

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:
Be Prepared

Scouts Bowley Camp May 2022

Scouts Bowley Camp May 2022

All three Scout Troops descended onto Bowley international Scout Campsite.  In total 60 Scouts, 10 Young Leaders and 11 leaders were in attendance. The Scouts arrived on the Friday evening to erect their own tents before playing some games before bed. Saturday was a...

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Baden Powell Trophy 2022

Baden Powell Trophy 2022

Ten Scouts from the 38th Rossendale competed against 7 other teams from the Rossendale District in the Baden Powell Trophy Competition at the Bowley Scout Campsite. They were tasked with several activities including pioneering to make a catapult, making pancakes with...

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Scouts Expedition Challenge (April 2022)

Scouts Expedition Challenge (April 2022)

Scouts from Grey and Red Troop undertook their first expedition of the year. The ten Scouts made an early start setting off from Waterfoot centre and heading towards the Warren.  Here they discovered that their route had been blocked by groundworks.  Thankfully they...

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Easter Egg Chocolate Roll 2022

Easter Egg Chocolate Roll 2022

Give a child some 10 pence pieces and the chance of winning some chocolate and what have you got? A fun activity for all ages and financial support for the Group with the aim of avoiding subscription increases required to cover running costs. All seven Sections took...

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Red Troop Patrol Leaders Camp

Red Troop Patrol Leaders Camp

On the weekend of 4th-6th March 2022, 7 Patrol and Assistant Patrol Leaders along with 5 Leaders and 2 Young Leaders stayed on at the Warren after their usual Friday evening Scout meeting. They had pitched their tents while the rest of the Troop, made pancakes and...

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Scouts Bowley Camp 2021

Scouts Bowley Camp 2021

Over the weekend of the 15th to the 17th of September 2021, the three Scout Troops (Grey, Purple and Red) descended onto the Bowley International Scout Campsite.  In total almost 50 Scouts were in attendance. They arrived on the Friday evening to erect their own tents...

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Scouts Expedition Challenge Award (September 2021)

Scouts Expedition Challenge Award (September 2021)

Fourteen Scouts embarked on an expedition as part of their Gold Chief Scout Award Challenge. They set off from Bleakholt Animal Sanctuary, at 9:30 am, on a very warm and sunny morning and worked their way towards Ashworth Valley Scout Campsite. Despite making a slight...

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Scouts Expedition Challenge Award

Scouts Expedition Challenge Award

On the weekend of May 22nd / 23rd 2021, twelve Scouts from all three Scout Troops, Purple (4), Grey (3) and Red (5) completed the practical part of their Expedition Challenge Award. COVID restrictions forced a few modifications, especially being unable to camp...

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Scouts Baden-Powell Trophy

Scouts Baden-Powell Trophy

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...

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It’s Christmas Party Time

It’s Christmas Party Time

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...

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