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2024 NSGSO and NSGCB course are now open

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We are very pleased to be able to announce that applications for the 2024 NSGSO and NSGCB course are now open. The 2024 course will be the 49th year of the Symphony Orchestra, with the Concert Band having been reformed in its current format 8 years ago, running alongside the Orchestra course. The residential course is held in Stourbridge, West Midlands, with concerts held at prestigious venues in the Birmingham area. The course runs from Sunday 28th July - Sunday 4th August 2024 and the closing date for applications is 9am on Sunday 10th December 2023. To find out more about our course, visit our website, The course is hosted by Birmingham Scout County in conjunction with Girlguiding Birmingham but is open to applicants from across the UK who meet the selection criteria. To apply for the 2024 NSGSO or NSGCB course and to find out more details, please visit For anyone wishing to use this course for their DofE, QSA or QGA residential then this year must be the first time that they have attended. You will hear before 31st December 2023 if your application has been successful or not. Please email me at with any queries that you have. The closing date for all applications is 9am on Sunday 10th December 2023. Many thanks, Alice Coomer NSGSO and NSGCB Coordinator (Publicity) National Scout & Guide Symphony Orchestra and Concert Band NSGSO and NSGCB @nsgso_nsgcb nsgso_and_nsgcb

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