Welcome

Welcome to the NSGSO and NSGCB website! On these pages you will find how you can combine your enjoyment of being either a Scout or a Guide alongside your musical talents, by applying to join us or to attend one of our concerts held each summer.

Following a break of 2 years due to cancellations for Covid, we are very excited about welcoming members back for an 8 day course this year, a day extra than usual due to the 2 year break. All 2021 members have been given priority and therefore a handful of instruments have now closed. You will find information about which ones on the instruments page.

We are a dedicated group of Scout and Guide leaders from all around the country, who work with professional conductors and tutors to provide you with a great week of musical skills, fun and enjoyment, rounded off with concerts in prestigious buildings in the Birmingham area.

You will find detailed information about all aspects of the course on these pages, but if you have any queries at all then please email us at [email protected] and either myself or one of the other members of the team will get back in touch with you. No question is too silly; however do check out our FAQ page first just to see if we have already suggested an answer already.

Every year we welcome back old members and receive applications from many new members too; members return year on year as they enjoy the course so much. About a third of the members are new each year to the NSGSO/NSGCB, so please do apply and see if you’re successful – we’d love to receive your application.

Jill Bowman
NSGSO and NSGCB Manager