SNoGS (Society of Nottingham Guides and Scouts), is affiliated to SSAGO, the National Student Scout and Guide Organisation. We have members from both the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University.
SSAGO is a non-uniformed organisation affiliated to The Scout Association and Girlguiding UK. Local SSAGO groups are designed to allow Scout and Guide members to continue with their interests whilst at universities, and encourage new members to get involved.
As with many SSAGO groups, Nottingham SSAGO (SNoGS) have three main aims:
Socials - where like minded people get the opportunity to meet on a weekly basis to take part in activities, chat, relax, and have a good time. We meet every Wednesday evening during term time, not to mention lots of extra socials and events, both locally and nationally with other SSAGO groups.
Volunteering - to encourage members to become Leaders with local Scout and Guide groups. We have links with many local groups, and can help find the right group for you, whether you’re wanting a new group now that you’ve moved to Uni, or if your entirely new to being a Leader. But don’t worry, it’s not compulsory!
Adventure – surely one of the best bits about Scouting and Guiding, getting outdoors, going camping, and doing some exploring! There are three National SSAGO Rallies each year, one per term, and as well as that SNoGS runs or attends another event each term. These include Freshers’ Camp, national Network Camps, and our latest camp trip was Summer Camp 2012 to Walesby Forest Outdoor Activity Centre with LUUSAG (Leeds SSAGO) and StinGS (Sheffield SSAGO).
If you're interested in joining, then you can sign up online, join the Facebook Group www.facebook.com/groups/nottinghamssago, or drop as an email.
We look forward to seeing you soon