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Fundraising season a great success

posted Jan 21, 2016, 4:06 AM by Kidlington Scout Group   [ updated Jan 21, 2016, 4:06 AM ]

December and January are Kidlington Scout Group's busiest time for fundraising, with our three main events: Christmas Post; Bag packing at Sainsbury's and our ScoutRail model railway exhibition all just weeks apart.

All three events in December 2015/January 2016 were incredibly well supported by both members of our Scout Group and people from Kidlington and beyond. We delivered several thousand Christmas cards, spent a whole Sunday packing shopping in return for donations, and more than a thousand visitors came along to our model rail show.

These events are essential to fund the upkeep of our headquarters building in Kidlington and our boat base on the river Thames in Wolvercote. Thanks to the tremendous support of all our events, and also to some generous donations throughout the year, our Scout Group is in a great position to start 2016 and offer all our members and exciting year ahead.

To all those members, volunteers and supporters, THANK YOU!

Christmas Post

posted Nov 8, 2015, 2:34 AM by Kidlington Scout Group   [ updated Nov 8, 2015, 2:34 AM ]


For just 25p per card, Kidlington Scouts will deliver your Christmas cards to addresses in Kidlington and Bletchingdon. Collection boxes are in Freelance Fabrics and La Patisserie. All cards will be delivered between 20th and 23rd December.

Fundraising partnership

posted Jun 17, 2015, 9:49 AM by Kidlington Scout Group   [ updated Jun 18, 2015, 7:18 AM ]

33rd Oxford (Kidlington) Scouts and Girlguiding Kidlington District have been chosen as Midcounties Cooperative's fundraising partners for 12 months from June 2015. 
The partnership officially launches on 20th June at Girlguiding Kidlington's summer fete in Church Street, Kidlington, and will involve the Cooperative supporting the groups by sharing its resources and experience to boost fundraising activities. Both need to raise large amounts of money for major essential building work at their Kidlington headquarters. The Scouts need to replace the water treatment system at their Blenheim Road centre, while the Guides plan to renovate and extend their building in Green Road.
Read more in the attached press release.


Thanks for your votes

posted Jun 5, 2015, 1:39 PM by Kidlington Scout Group   [ updated Jun 5, 2015, 1:39 PM ]

A big thank you to everyone who voted for us in the recent Aviva Community Fund Award. We received almost 2000 votes, though unfortunately this was not enough to win us an award this time.

Aviva Community Fund

posted May 4, 2015, 9:42 AM by Kidlington Scout Group   [ updated May 5, 2015, 5:29 AM ]

Our Scout Group has the chance to win up to £25,000 in the Aviva Community Fund and we need your votes! Voting is open until 30th May. 

Group AGM 18th May 7.30pm

posted Mar 15, 2015, 4:20 AM by Kidlington Scout Group   [ updated Mar 15, 2015, 4:20 AM ]

You are all invited to our Group AGM 18th May 2015 from 7.30pm.

Once we've been through the formal bit, which won't take long!! we'd like to take the opportunity to give you heads up on what we're up to and how we see the future of the group.


We do hope you are able to show us a sign of support by attending. In exchange we'll supply you a glass of wine.

We won £2000 in the Lloyds Bank Community Fund award

posted Nov 26, 2014, 11:50 AM by Kidlington Scout Group   [ updated Nov 26, 2014, 11:50 AM ]

The Scout Group came a close second in the recent Lloyds Bank Community Fund award, receiving £2000 towards repair work at the Scout Centre in Blenheim Road.
With around 1000 votes, we only narrowly missed out on the first prize of £3000, which went to the much deserved Respite Care of Oxfordshire's Youngsters (ROSY). 
Many thanks to all who voted.
There are another three major fundraising events coming soon: Scout Post, bag packing at Sainsbury's and ScoutRail 2015.

Vote for Us in the Llods Bank Community Fund Awards

posted Sep 2, 2014, 1:28 PM by Kidlington Scout Group   [ updated Sep 2, 2014, 1:30 PM ]

Annual Scout Centre Tidy Up

posted Aug 25, 2014, 3:04 AM by Kidlington Scout Group   [ updated Aug 25, 2014, 3:07 AM ]

Scout Centre Tidy Up All Volunteers Welcome 27th Sept 10am - 3pm Many hand make light work!!!

Please come and lend a hand. On 27th September 10am to 3pm we will be holding our annual tidy up at the Scout Centre. All help is welcome, please bring gardening gloves any gardening tool you have.

Friends of the 33rd

posted Aug 25, 2014, 3:00 AM by Kidlington Scout Group   [ updated Aug 25, 2014, 3:00 AM ]

We have now set up a Friends of the 33rd group, this is a virtual community of current and former members of our Scout Group, as well as individuals and businesses in the wider community. Set up to help communicate and advertise our fund raising activities and to help manage our "Skills Bank" to encourage people to offer their skills and expertise in whatever way they are able in order to benefit our Scout Group.

You can join us www.facebook.com/Friendsofthe33rd

33rd Oxford (Kidlington) Scout Group is currently raising funds for essential maintenance on our Scout Centre and to update equipment so we can continue to help hundreds of young people in our community enjoy new adventures; to experience the outdoors; interact with others, gain confidence and have the opportunity to reach their full potential.

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