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First Rochdale Group information

Who are we

First Rochdale Scout Group was founded in 1908 and is one of the oldest Scout Groups in the world, running continuously throughout both world wars.

In the early days, their meeting place was a rented room in a cottage on the moors above Syke. Their Scouting equipment was kept in a handcart which they would push to their meetings.

Nowadays, the group meets at Darlington House, on George St, close to Rochdale’s town centre.


The second picture is from 1927 when the First Rochdale Scouts had a camp on the moors above Syke.



Where do we meet

We meet in the centre of Rochdale on George Street

What Sections

Beavers meet on Mondays from 6pm until 7:15pm

Cubs meet on Wednesdays from 6:00pm until 7pm

Scouts meet on Wednesdays from 7:00pm until 8pm

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