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The Student Scout and Guide Organisation (SSAGO) is a society that exists to support scouts and guides whilst they are at college or university. It also welcomes students who have never been involved in either movement, but who are committed to the aims of Scouting.

Students will join a local SSAGO club to participate in a variety of activities. They will not be joining specifically to become a leader. However, SSAGO clubs offer a pool of resources that can be used by local scout groups.

Members may want to help out or become a leader, they may be interested in running activities for group and district events, or they may be interested in joining service crews or activity teams. The only way you will find out what members of a local SSAGO group can offer you is by asking!

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Be the first to tell us about your experience of working with SSAGO to recruit students. Contact the adult support team at adult.support@scout.org.uk or on 0345 300 1818.

Further information

Recruiting students project

Student Scout and Guide Organisation (SSAGO) (external link)

SSAGO club directory (external link)


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