Durham University Scout and Guide Group


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Durham University Scout and Guide Group (DUSAGG)

This club was founded in the 1960s, taking over from a university Rover Scout group set up in the 1920s.

DUSAGG provides a variety of activities for its members as well as helping at local Scouting and Guiding events, and running three competitions each year for local Scouts and Guides.

Our club

If you want to try new and exciting activities, enjoy the outdoors in County Durham and further afield, or like working with young people we are the society for you! You do not have to have ever been a Scout or Guide to join, but if you are a Scout/Guide then DUSAGG is the perfect way to balance your Scout/Guide passion with your degree.

We do a lot of work with the Scouts and Guides in the local community. We run two large incident hike competitions – one for Explorers and Rangers, and the other for Scouts and Guides - and an indoor skills competition for Scouts. We also run skills days and campfires and help out with local scouting/guiding events.

If you want to help out with a Scout or Guide group whilst you are in Durham, our Liaisons Officers can put you in touch with a group. You can email them at liaisons@dusagg.org.uk

If you have got any questions or want to know more, email us at president@dusagg.org.uk

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Our members

We currently have 12 active members.

Our current chair is Alfie Baker.

Our mascots

Mole (born 1987) is the main mascot who lives with the club President, and well loved by all of DUSAGG past and present. He is steal-able!
The rest of the exec mascots are unstealable!

Mini Mole is looked after by the Secretary, and has two formal outfits as well as day wear.

Roger is a sheep with some questionable attire, whom the Events Secretary looks after.

Wolfie is the mascot for our Treasurer.

Hamish the Hedgehog is the Social Sec mascot, as well as the Social Sec pint glass!

Duncan the Highland Cow and Tawny Owl are the mascots for the Liaisons Officers!

We are also jointly responsible for the Viking Rally mascot, Bjørn the Bear. We share custody with NUSSAGG!

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