SSAGO (Scouts and Guides)





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MSAGM Aber SSAGO (Student Scout and Guide Organisation) has been running since 2004 and runs many activities: socials, walks, camping, BBQs, film nights and more! Many members help at the local groups


Welcome to 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 camping, walks, crafts, 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 - you don't have to be a Scout or Guide to join us! You will make many great friends and have a brilliant time. 

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Meet the Committee

Charlotte Bankes

President: Charlotte Bankes

Hi, I am Lottie, and I’m going to be your President for the next year!  I'll be managing the society and making sure we have a great time on all the events we go on. Within SSAGO I am also the chair of the next National Ball ( which we will be hosting in Aber in April 2024! I’m originally a Guide from Gloucestershire, and I still help at a unit back home, while also running 3 units here at university! I love a good camp and exploring the local (and not so local) area in my free weekends.

Treasurer: Sapphire Colpus

Hi I'm Sapphire, I'm going to be your Treasurer this year! I'll be in charge of managing the societies finances, as well as helping run lots of fun events. I used to be in Guiding/Scouting when I was younger, but stopped, and discovered the society at the beginning of my second year. I'm from Wiltshire originally, and outside of SSAGO, I play in the University Orchestra and town Silver Band.

Jenny Thyer

Secretary: Helen Turnock

Hi I’m Helen and I will be your secretary this year. I am an explorer from Dorset, and last year I completed my Gold Duke of Edinburgh and my Explorer Belt. I also play hockey and read a lot of books in my spare time.


William Burrows

Vice-President: Jack Noulton

Hi I’m Jack and I’m going to be your Vice President for this year! I am an explorer leader from Kent and have been in scouting for over 12 years. In that time I have completed my Queens scout award, Gold Duke of Edinburgh and have attended the 24th WSJ. In my spare time I enjoy rock climbing.

Lin-ay Davila

Quartermaster: Lin-ay Davila

Hi, I’m Lin-ay and I will be your Quartermaster this year. I am originally from North Yorkshire and have 11 years of scouting experience including Gang Shows and the 24th WSJ. Outside of Scouting, I enjoy doing martial arts and crochet.


National 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 Birmingham, York and Aberystwyth SSAGO Groups, all themed around a different thing, find out more on:

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 Aberystwyth 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


Risk Assessment

Code of Conduct

Equipment List


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
  • Penparcau ESU

Avalaible Guide Groups

  • 10th Aberystwyth Guides
  • 6th Aberystwyth Rainbows
  • 1st Penparcau Guides
  • 1st Llanrhystud Rainbows, Brownies and Guides
  • 2nd Aberystwyth brownies

Inclusivity Statement

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!
Aber SSAGO! 

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