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Spooktacular 2012!

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The very popular Spooktacular event takes place this weekend at Headquarters.

Gates open at 7:30pm,

Fireworks at 7:50pm,

Refreshments at 8pm,

Campfire begins at 8:30pm,

Disco at 9:30pm.

Some tickets are still available – £6 per person, Under 8 years £4.

For further details email,

On Tour to Europe

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What a jam packed year Kidsgrove Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps have had.  A tour of the East coast of America for the Senior Corps in August, British Champions for both the Junior and Senior Corps last month (a title now held for three years in a row) and now a trip over to Northern Europe to compete in the European Championships.

This was the first time the Junior class had been invited to compete in Europe against other Junior Corps from Ireland, France and Holland.  Kidsgrove Scouts Juniors are the first British Corps to ever compete in the European Junior Class Finals and did well reaching 6th place with a score of 66.30   The seniors took to the field during a torrential down pour of rain and came 2nd with a score of 85.60 with two standing ovations throughout their show, based on the ancient world of Eygpt.

All competitors and supporters had a wonderful trip and the supporters back home followed the event with the online webcast.

British Drum Corps Champions

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For the third year runnning our Juniors are Drum Corps UK Junior Class Champions and our Seniors are  Drum Corps UK Open Class Champions!

What a brilliant day! Congratulations to all who took part yesterday. And thanks again to all our fans and supporters.

Maintenance Day – Can you help?

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Volunteers are needed for our Maintenance Day on Sunday 16th September 2012 from 9:30am til lunchtime.

There are lots of jobs to be done from tidying, sorting, washing, polishing, weeding and painting.

Lunch will be provided afterwards for all of our hard working volunteers.

Please let a Section Leader know if you can help or email

Kidsgrove Scouts go Stateside!

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Today 160 representatives of Kidsgrove Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps have travelled to the United States of Amercia to tour the east coast and compete in Drum Corps Associates Competition.

Kidsgrove Scouts first competed on the American circuit in 2010, acheiving 6th place and International Champions, the highest ever acheivement of a UK Corps.

The 2010 tour was so successful and so well received that the committment was taken to do it all again.

Follow their progress online here, on our facebook page and on twitter.

Watch Kidsgrove Scouts compete live via a web link at   There is already an advert online featuring Kidsgrove Scouts.  Look out for the distinctive red, white and black uniform.

Royal Correspondence from HRH Queen Elizabeth II

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Kidsgrove Scouts, Falcon Pack Cubs and Mersey Beavers have received a letter from HRH The Queen thanking them for their correspondence supporting her on this years Jubilee Celebrations.

The letter is on display at Headquarters on the Cub Pack Noticeboard.  A photograph of the letter is available on our Facebook page.


Gift Aid Declaration – Please help!

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Please can you help urgently.

Gift Aid generates a considerable amount of additional funds for our Group, up-to £7,000 is currently sitting waiting for us to claim!  But we need all members who pay subscriptions to complete a simple form with their name, address and signature.

We would greatly appreciate your time and co-operation in helping us to secure this money.  There is NO additional cost to you, all you have to do is fill in the form.  Please ask a section leader for a form or follow this link and print off a copy, complete it and return it as soon as possible.

Many thanks for your continued support.



1st Class Raft Racing

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Six teams from Kidsgrove Scouts entered the District raft race today at Astbury Water Centre, with two teams of Scouts, two Explorer Scout teams and two team’s of leaders.

A great day out was had by everyone and 1st places were won in all sections with some 2nd places too.

The rain managed to hold off for the event and Kidsgrove Scouts took the Canadian Canoes on the water for a leisurely paddle afterwards.

Music in Motion

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Music in Motion is a local show of modern marching bands competing against each other in Stoke on Trent.

These competitions take place all across the world from England, to France, Japan and America.

The modern marching bands are a musical, educational activity that challenges it’s performers to the highest level.  Marching in fast paced formations to complex musical arrangements these performers play percussion and brass instruments whilst on the move and quite often moving at a very fast pace.  The colour guard section performs intricate, choreographed skills with rifles, sabres and flags on six foot poles.

A selection of music is played which may be familiar, but however you may have heard this music before, non will have placed the extraordinary physical demands upon a performer than that of Drum Corps.

Please join us at Northwood Stadium on the 15th July 2012 for an afternoon of entertainment.

The Championship and International winners, Kidsgrove Scouts and Kidsgrove Scouts Juniors (from Kidsgrove, Stoke on Trent) will be performing ahead of their tour to Holland and the USA.


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From Tuesday 3rd July to Saturday morning 7th July the main hall at Headquarters will be closed for refurbishment and maintenance.

Please check with the relevant Section Leaders to see if your weekly meeting will still be on.  The kitchen, upstairs and outdoor facilities are still available for use during this time.   Archery Club on Saturday 7th July will go ahead as normal.

It is necessary to carry out this essential maintenance work.

Thanking you for your co-operation.