Pennine District is a collection of Scout Groups across the townships of Rochdale, Middleton, Heywood, Littleborough, Whitworth, Milnrow and are part of the Greater Manchester North Scout County
As Scouts, we believe in preparing young people with skills for life. We encourage our young people to do more, learn more and be more.
We believe that skills for life can prepare better futures:
• for young people – by giving them the character, employability and practical skills they need to succeed
• for volunteers – by equipping them with better skills, tools and support to deliver inspiring programmes
• for society – by bringing people together and improving the lives of those in our communities.
Each week, we give over 1,000 young people in the 21 groups that make up the Pennine Scout District the opportunity to enjoy fun and adventure while developing the skills they need to succeed, now and in the future. We’re talking about teamwork, leadership and resilience – skills that have helped Scouts become everything from teachers and social workers to astronauts and Olympians.
We believe in bringing people together. We celebrate diversity and stand against intolerance, always. We’re a worldwide movement, creating stronger communities and inspiring positive futures.
We have a wealth of scouting experience in the 400 adult volunteers who’s dedication to the groups is fantastic. Without their dedication week on week we would not be able to provide the varied programme of activities and achieve the development potential in our young people.
We also have our own Scout Camp Site, Ashworth Valley, which is situated and set in 48 acres of beautiful countryside with many activities for all ages.
We welcome both young people and adults who are interested in joining us. It’s a life changing adventure so explore the website and then click on join us to be part of the team.
What Scouts do
Young people in the Scouts take part in an exciting programme of activities from kayaking to coding. They develop character skills like resilience, initiative and tenacity; employability skills such as leadership, teamwork and problem solving; and practical skills like cooking and first aid. And research proves it really works. A 2018 report says Scouts are 17% more likely to show leadership skills and work well in teams. They’re a third more likely to support their communities too.
We pride ourselves in building empathy to cross boundaries within communities, and help young people develop skills to succeed in life. We deeply value this particular skill and hope others will back our call to improve levels of empathy in society.
To see an overview of Scouting in the Haynes Guides format Click here
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