Newcastle Universities Student Scout and Guide Group


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About Us

We are the SSAGO group for Newcastle University and Northumbria University, Newcastle. Kickstart or continue your Scouting or Guiding adventures with us!

Our club

We are for anyone who is or wants to be involved in Scouting or Guiding and is studying higher education in the Toon! You may come to every social, one or two socials a year, or just talk to us about volunteering in the city.

Everyone is welcome even if you have never been involved before. We run & attend weekly socials, plus regional and national activities on occasion. In the past these have included a national Secret Santa in pubs around the country, day hikes, climbing, camping, bowling, and a whole lot more!

If you want to volunteer with a local group we can help you find a suitable group, support you with relevant training and adventurous activity permits (climbing, nights away, etc.). We can also support you through the Top Awards (e.g. Queen’s Scout Award) and Duke of Edinburgh’s (DofE) Award, etc.

We cover the whole of Newcastle upon Tyne, so if you're studying at Newcastle University, Northumbria University, Newcastle College's University Centre, or anywhere else, please do get it touch!
To find out more about the activities we have done, check out our social media at the links below!

Welfare and Inclusivity
If you have any accessibility concerns about our socials, please contact one of our committee:
Welfare Officer – Lucy –
President – Nicole –
Alternatively, you can message the club or a member of the committee on Facebook or Instagram.

Our social media

Our universities

Our members

We currently have 22 active members.

Our current chair is Nicole Pickles.

Our mascots

We have 4 and a half mascots.

The half mascot is Bjørn the Bear (he/him, pictured at the front) who is looked after jointly with DUSAGG, and represents Viking Rally. He can be found flaunting a SSAGO coloured shield and viking hemlet! Now that Viking Rally is over, he's of historical significance, so can't be stolen.

Our main stealable mascot is Sally the Seahorse (she/her, pictured on the left); she's so important it even got it's club necker before anyone else! We also have Baloo (unstealable) , also known as Stor Bjørn, who is the Djungelskog bear (they/them, pictured at the back) for all those cuddling needs! Next up is Bagheera (unstealable) (they/them, pictured at the bottom); Baloo (unstealable) needs somewhere to rest their legs occasionally after all!

Our un-stealable mascot is Leo the Lion (he/him, pictured on the right), who can be found sporting a Newcastle University jumper.
We also have tim the giraffe named after our former founding president. He is unstealable otherwise Tim would be very angry

Our mascots (or at least Sally & Leo, as the OGs) also have their own Instagram account over at @nussaggsallyandleo

Are you interested in finding out more?