Welcome to Aber SSAGO!
MSAGM Aber SSAGO
Aber SSAGO serves Scouting and Guiding to students of Aberystwyth University. We have been running since 2004 and run a wide variety of activities including socials, camping, walks, drinking, BBQ's, film nights and more. Additionally we aim to support students in finding leadership roles with local Scout and Guide units, so they can help the local units to keep Scouting and Guiding alive in Aberystwyth and provide the Scouting and Guiding experience to today's children. We also run many events and fundraisers throughout the year to provide a Scouting and Guiding experience to students.
Aber SSAGO is part of a national organisation which links Scouts and Guides from universities across the UK. Each year there are 4 national events; three camps called rallies, and a ball. We attend as many of these national SSAGO events as possible and have great fun in doing so.
We welcome all students from Aberystwyth University to join us for weekly events and camps spread throughout the year - we are open to non-scouters and guiders, and those who want to join. You will make many great friends and have a brilliant time with us.
Find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/aberssago/
Register Interest here: https://www.ssago.org/clubs/interest/2
Or contact us by Email.
Meet the Committee
President: Phil Mottershead
Hey, I’m Phil Mottershead and I'll be your President for 2020/2021, I’ve been Quartermaster in the past and decided to use my experience in the society and on committee to lead Aber SSAGO. I’m originally Scout from Stockport (Near Manchester) and I’m currently completing my Masters Year studying Software Engineering. I’ve been to over 11 national rallies and balls, and I am currently working on sewing over 15 years worth of badges onto my camp blanket. I hope to see you in the new academic year.
Vice President: Patrycja Gierlach
Hi! I'm Patrycja and I've been elected as your Vice President for 2020/21! I'm very happy and excited that I will have an opportunity to work as a committee and I am ready for many adventures and challenges! I'm originally a Scout from the south part of Poland! Regardless of the distance between the UK and my hometown, I still lead an active scout life, and whenever I have an opportunity I'm always happy to help scouts in Poland. I have been involved with scouting all my life: first as a cub scout, then as an Assistant Leader in a multi-level scout team and finally, I created Cub Scout Team which I am still a leader in and besides I am now as a Cub Scout Program Team in ZHP Krosno Scout District. However, I had a wonderful occasion to work as an International Staff Team during European Jamboree what took part in 2018 in Gdansk in Poland and Chocolate Rally in Birmingham in 2019. During my whole scout adventure, I had the opportunity to organize many ventures for the team: one or several days of hiking, various thematic workshops, and camps, courses and meetings with interesting people, and many other activities and... I can't wait to organize those events with a new committee in the next academic year for you!
Treasurer: Jenny Thyer
Hello, I'm Jenny and I've been elected as your treasurer for 2020/21! I'm very excited to me more involved with the society and to have lots of fun adventures. I'm originally a Guide from Somerset and I still go help at my home units whenever I can. I'll be starting my second year of a computer science degree in September. Back when I was 17 I travelled to the Netherlands for a massive Guide/Scout Jamboree, and in my spare time I love to do cross stitch.
Secretary & Quatermaster: Aaron Ramsey
Hi I'm Aaron, I'm going to be your Secretary and Quartermaster for the next year. I'll be managing all the paperwork as well as the kit this year. And although I'm on a year in industry hope to be back in Aber almost every weekend for events. I was the quartermaster this year and along with Charlotte our treasurer this year facilitated getting an event shelter and new pegs (we love new pegs). I'm originally from Staffordshire and have 14 years scouting experience. And have been to all the national events since I've been in SSAGO!
Nationwide SSAGO events are a brilliant way to keep the adventurous side of you alive. Each year there three rallies. Hosted by other SSAGOs they provide a meeting point for all SSAGOs to camp and participate in loads of different activities, from pub crawls to rock climbing! You pick the activities you want to do! Not forgetting the themes - each rally has its own theme and evening shenanigans are arranged around it!
This year the three rallys are going to be held by Southampton, Indy and Welsh SSAGOS, all themed around a different thing, find out more on: https://ssago.org/
The Annual Ball each March/April also provides a nationwide attraction for SSAGOs. An amazing three course dinner followed by the ball itself. Packages are also available for various costs to stay the night. Enjoy the food, entertainment and explore the town. This years Ball will be run by Sheffield SSAGO.
National SSAGO are also asked to help run national Scouting events such Gillwell 24, or Gillwell Wintercamp, and Guiding events such as Wellies and Wristbands. Find out more about National at on their website and Facebook:
See our documents below
Code of Conduct: https://prifysgolaber.sharepoint.com/:w:/s/SSAGOScoutsandGuides/EWp8ITeZk-BGtOGCGsa-LxsBHMTJFqXrhZXov2ilVHo58Q?e=5gjsdg
Risk Assessment : https://prifysgolaber.sharepoint.com/:w:/s/SSAGOScoutsandGuides/Eb31Q8A2q1hKrhpmF2ATBZUBCfO85T2v-nCdCE6Fo5Nv2g?e=xJAwIf
Covid Risk Assessement : https://prifysgolaber.sharepoint.com/:w:/s/SSAGOScoutsandGuides/EViVFAueP_JAvp_M5DHCzD8BOpWCqqemfFcSqy2ro7zuVQ?e=w0XRwi
Equipment List: https://prifysgolaber.sharepoint.com/:x:/s/SSAGOScoutsandGuides/EeiegBYxxNJKqIwl0uo0M1oBvHmkOzm2FjMq7HUHMdlF_w?e=RC666d
If you would like us to we can provide the details to join in and help at the local Scout and Guide units. Just ask :)
Avaliable Scout Groups
- 3rd Aberystwyth Scout Group
- 2nd Penparcau Scout Group
- 2nd Borth Scout Group
- Eir ESU
- Penparcau ESU
Avalaible Guide Groups
- 10th Aberystwyth Girl Guides
- 6th Aberystwyth Rainbows
- 1st Penparcau Guides
- 1st Parcllyn and Aberporth Brownies
- 2nd Aberystwyth brownies
MSAGM Aber SSAGO is dedicated to the inclusion and acceptance of all members regardless of age, race, ethnicity, ability, culture or nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religious affiliation, socioeconomic status and marital status.
Hope to see you soon!