The Cutlery Cup, awarded annually, was created in 2007 to recognise a current SSAGO member who has done great work for SSAGO as well as Scouting and Guiding.
The Cutlery Cup was created in 2007 by Will Carr (Manchester) and Jenny Mcdougall (St Andrews). Awarded annually it celebrates the achievements of a SSAGO member who has stood out at either club or national level in SSAGO or though their commitments to Scouting/Guiding.
Those nominated for the Cutlery Cup should stand out in at least one of the two following areas
1. Through their contribution to SSAGO at club (including Indie) and/or National level.
2. Through their contribution and commitment to Scouting or Guiding.
There is no requirement that nominees have sat on either club or national committees.
The candidate must be a current member of SSAGO at the time of nomination as either an associate or full member.
Jude Blamire, from Birmingham Universities Scouts and Guides (BUSAG), received the Cutlery Cup in 2022, for her dedication to SSAGO as Chair of BUSAG, Chair of WomBall 2021 and as a volunteer with Rainbows/Brownies.Read More...
|04/2022||Jude Blamire||Jude Blamire, from Birmingham Universities Scouts and Guides (BUSAG), received the Cutlery Cup in 2022, for her dedication to SSAGO as Chair of BUSAG, Chair of WomBall 2021 and as a volunteer with Rainbows/Brownies.|
|08/2020||Elizabeth Marsden||Elizabeth was awarded the 2020 Cutlery Cup for her prolonged and outstanding duty to Southampton SSAGO and Guiding as well as her involvement in many National Events.|
|04/2019||Anona Mann||At Aber does ABBA Ball, Anona Mann from Sheffield Hallam Students Union Guides & Scouts (HUGS) was awarded the 2019 Cutlery Cup for the outstanding job she has done for HUGS, National SSAGO and local Scouting.|
|04/2018||James Frith-lees||Dedication to SSAGO, SAGUWE, SAGGA and Scouting in Devon.|
|04/2017||Dale Patrick||Commitment to National SSAGO in creation of the new Quartermaster role and online shop, Manchester SSAGO, particularly their revival to National Events and local volunteering with Explorer Scouts.|
The Gadaffy Plate is a challenge plate contested between the holders and any other club.
The Commemorative plate was gifted by the Scouts of Libya to representatives of SSAGO at the 1984 Witan held in Florence, Italy. It was originally from the African Scout Jamboree held in Libya 1982 and was presented as a mark of friendship.
Instead of gathering dust and getting lost it is used as a challenge trophy, contested between the holders and any other club.
The rules of the competition are as follows:
1. The challenge shall be any event nominated by the challengers, for which winners can be judged.
2. Teams shall consist of 4 members of mixed sexes
3. The majority of each team shall be from the participating club
4. If a challenge is made and the holding team are unable to meet this challenge, the plate is then forfeited to the challengers
5. The event shall be judged by a referee independent of either club
6. Team members are only allowed to wear swimming costumes with paper bags over their heads
7. Challenges shall be formally and publicly made at least 12 hours prior to the event, stating the nature of the event
8. The referee must decide the competition is fair, decide the winning team and their decision is final, especially when wrong.
9. The referee must live for at least 24 hours after the event
10. The challenging team must supply all the equipment for the challenge
11. The plate cannot be held to ransom!
Wrap Battle, Lancaster vs LiverpoolRead More...
|06/2022||Lancaster||Wrap Battle, Lancaster vs Liverpool|
|02/2019||Portsmouth SSAGO||Portsmouth challenged and beat BUGS to the 'Cereal Box' game, where each team has to pick up, without using their hands, a decreasing in size cereal box.|
|06/2018||Bath BUGS||Bath vs. National Exec: 5-a-side football match (Cambridge Duck Rally)|
|06/2018||National Exec||Cambridge vs. National Exec: Punt Joust|
Honorary Membership can be conferred for life on an existing member of SSAGO for exceptional service to SSAGO.
Honorary Membership can also be conferred for life on an existing member of SSAGO including ex-officio Honorary Members for exceptional service to SSAGO.
These are awarded at the discretion of the SSAGO Executive Committee although any member can nominate someone for honorary membership by contacting the National Executive.
There are usually only a maximum of two honorary members given each year and are usually presented either at the SSAGO AGM or the SSAGO Ball.
Larah was awarded Honorary SSAGO Membership for her exceptional work as the inaugural SSAGO Archivist from 2017-2021.Read More...
|03/2021||Larah Korrison||Larah was awarded Honorary SSAGO Membership for her exceptional work as the inaugural SSAGO Archivist from 2017-2021.|
|02/2016||Oli Bills||Oliver Bills was awarded an Exceptional Service Award by unanimous approval of the SSAGO Executive Committee, making him an Honorary Lifetime member of SSAGO for all his work as SSAGO Webmaster|
|02/2009||Sally Payne||For commitment and hard work for SSAGO whilst in position as SAGGA chairperson over the past few years, especially over the 40th anniversary of SSAGO and helping appoint Returning Officers and working at AGMs|
|02/2008||Ed Wilson||For commitment to the position of representative of The Scout Association|
|02/2005||Catriona Macmillan||For commitment to the position of representative of Girlguiding|
New for 2020, the Committee Colander is an award to recognise the hard work and dedication that committees have shown as part of SSAGO clubs or local, national or international events.
With the same spirit as the Cutlery Cup, the Committee Colander hopes to highlight outstanding achievements by groups of SSAGO members who have delivered significant success by working together.
This may be through a SSAGO club committee, where a group of people have started, significantly grown or re-built a club. Perhaps they have run a high quality programme all year, had a large increase in membership or banded together to pick up a struggling club and put it back on track.
Alternatively they may have worked together for one event. It could be a local event for the club or for young people which successfully reached out to the wider Scout and Guide community. It could also be a National Event, where a committee has delivered an overwhelmingly positive experience above the usual expectations. Or even if you have had an international event, where a committee has taken SSAGO global to push boundaries, make new friends or experience something new.
If you feel that you have been surrounded by a great team you may want to nominate a committee that you yourself are part of. As the Colander will normally be awarded in April, committees of the previous academic year ending in July can also be nominated, as they wouldn’t have finished their tenure by April of the previous year.
The SciJam Committee
The second-ever SSAGO Committee Colander was awarded to Liverpool University SSAGO's SciJam Committee.Read More...
|04/2022||The SciJam Committee||The second-ever SSAGO Committee Colander was awarded to Liverpool University SSAGO's SciJam Committee.|
|08/2020||BUSAG 2019/20 Committee||The 19/20 Birmingham University Scouts and Guides Committee were awarded the inaugural Committee Colander for their outstanding year jammed packed with big events such as their 90th Anniversary Camp and Chocolate Rally, as well as excellent recruitment and their focus on health and well being prior to, and during, Lockdown.|