Scout House Cadets Receiving Community Foundation Grant

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Scout House Cadets LogoPreston Scout House Cadets youth drum and bugle corps of Cambridge, Ontario has been awarded a $1,300 grant from the Cambridge and North Dumfries Community Foundation (CNDCF) for program development. This is the second year in a row the Cadets have received CNDCF funding. Last year, the Cadets received a $1,440 grant.

The Cambridge and North Dumfries Community Foundation is a public, charitable foundation created by and for the people of the city of Cambridge and North Dumfries Township, the largely rural area around Cambridge. The 2015 grant to the Cadets is one of 43 awarded to local programs/projects and delivered through the group’s endowed Field of Interest Funds, Smart & Caring Community Fund, and the new North Dumfries Smart & Caring Community Fund.

CNDCF works to connect donors who care with causes that matter. The Foundation develops resources by pooling endowed and special funds to allocate grants and provide leadership to help create a safe, vital community that is resilient, compassionate and socially responsible. In collaboration with donors and partners, CNDCF provides funding to a broad range of programs, initiatives and organizations, accepting applications from registered charities and municipalities to meet its mission.

The Cadets began activities in September 2012 as a drum line, expanding over the following two years to now include horns and a colour guard. The initial five-year plan aims to produce a drum and bugle corps of about100 members, with an activity schedule including a one-week summer tour of the northeastern United States by the fifth year of activity.

The Cadets reached the gold level of achievement in the Drumline Ontario contest on April 25 in Oakville. Two weeks later, the Cadets competed for the first time in the SoundSport division and were very well received, reaching the bronze level of achievement. The Cadets will be one of the marching arts groups featured in the Preston Canada Day Parade on July 1. Scout House Band will also march in the parade, giving hometown spectators their first look at the Band’s new uniform.

Preston Scout House Cadets youth drum and bugle corps is one of five groups operated by Preston Scout House Band, Inc., a non-profit Corporation incorporated under the Corporations Act of the Province of Ontario on November 29, 1956, with registered charity status, able to issue tax receipts to donors. The other groups are Scout House Band, Scout House mini corps, Silver Leaves brass ensemble and Magic of Scout House competitive winter guard.

The Cadets practice each Wednesday evening at Scout House building, 1580 Queenston Road in the Preston neighbourhood of Cambridge. New members are welcome. No previous music or marching experience is required.

For more information about Scout House Cadets, email pshcadets [at] outlook [dot] com, telephone (519) 886-7468 or visit the web site at

Posted by on Monday, June 8th, 2015. Filed under DCA News, FrontPage Feature.