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

Squirrels 1st Anniversary

Squirrels 1st Anniversary

On the 2nd of November 2023, the Squirrel Scouts celebrated their 1st Anniversary.  Where has the time gone? A non-uniform party was in store for them.The Squirrels had fun with balloons, making chocolate campfire biscuits, and had a fabulous supper with a game of...

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Red Troops Autumn Camp

Red Troops Autumn Camp

On the weekend of 6th-8th October 2023 Red Troop held their Autumn activity Camp at Bowley International Scout Camp.  24 Scouts and their young (and older) Leaders enjoyed a weekend of adventurous activities and Camp craft.We got up to Tomahawk throwing, crossbow...

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Relay 4 life 2023

Relay 4 life 2023

This year 38th Rossendale put a team into Relay for Life raising money for Cancer Research. 24 hours running (mainly walking) around the track at Marl Pits leisure centre. There was a core team there all weekend with others dipping in and out whenever they could, and...

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Red Troops Survival Skills Camp

Red Troops Survival Skills Camp

Over the weekend of the 24th-25th June,  22 Scouts from Red Troop took part in a survival skills camp. The scenario was being marooned on a desert island (bit of imagination required). They built shelters out of tarps and bits of rope and twine, looked at rescue...

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BP (Baden Powell) Trophy 2023

BP (Baden Powell) Trophy 2023

Scouts from Grey, Purple and Red Troop participated in the Rossendale District Baden Powell Trophy held at the Bowley International Campsite in Great Harwood. Competing against 6 other teams the teams of six was challenged with seven different activities.They started...

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Easter Egg Chocolate Roll 2023

Easter Egg Chocolate Roll 2023

A week of intense competition came to an end with 8 lucky winners in our 2023 Easter Egg Chocolate Roll fundraiser. Squirrels, Beavers, Cubs and Scouts took it in turn to roll or slide their 10 pence pieces towards the chocolate egg, the eventual winner being...

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Grey Troop Winter Warren Camp

Grey Troop Winter Warren Camp

Over the 4th and 5th February 2023 Grey Scout Troop descended on our Warren headquarters. 17 Scouts with Young Leaders and Leaders turned up at 11am on the Saturday morning.  The first task was to all make a clay ornament bird.  They were then split into three...

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JOTI / JOTA Camp 2022

JOTI / JOTA Camp 2022

Over the weekend of 15th/16th October 18 Scouts and 6 Leader's made up from all three of 38th Rossendale’s Scout Troops attended the JOTI/JOTA (Jamboree on the Internet/Airwaves) event laid on by East Lancashire Scouts at Bowley International Scout Camp.  Along with...

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Red Troop Camp (September 2022)

Red Troop Camp (September 2022)

Over the weekend of 23rd-25th September 2022, 21 Scouts 3 Young Leaders and 6 Leaders from Red Scout Troop camped at Bowley International Scout Camp.  After setting up the tents and kitchens they played wide games in the dark while the Leaders got the kettles on. ...

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Scouts Expedition Challenge (September 2022)

Scouts Expedition Challenge (September 2022)

Five more Scouts recently undertook their Expedition Challenge which goes towards their Chief Scout Gold Award.  They made a reasonably early start and headed towards Bacup through the old railway tunnels.  They decided at the end of the tunnels to take their coats...

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