We're SUGS -Swansea University Guides and Scouts!
Climbing, kayaking, hikes and camps are just some of the activities we offer at SUGS. We can also help you find a local scout or guide group to volunteer at if you wish. Come and join in - we have a dog as a mascot!
Follow us on Facebook (via the link above), drop us an email, or click the button above to get involved!
Swansea University Guides and Scouts - or SUGS when we're not being formal - has been running in its current iteration since 2005 - although there are records of SSAGO in Swansea from the forties!
We meet up on Monday nights and get up to a manner of shenanigans, from sandwich quizzes to first aid with St Johns, and cardboard warriors to paracord crafts, there isn't much we won't do! Feel free to come along and try us out for a night or two, we're a friendly bunch :)
It's not just weeknights either! We have a handful of camps throughout the year, some with our neighbouring Welsh clubs, and of course the national rallies!
And if you want a SUGS badge, a fashionable circle with Derek (our mascot and logo) on, check out our Student's Union's website! (Link is somewhere around here)
We currently have 59 active members.
Our current chair is Jen Saets.
After some baa-d puns, and a small society revolt, our beloved mascot Minty (who has her name stitched on her back) has been named properly once again. She is our stealable mascot (you can try and steal Minty, but wool do everything we can to get her back) and replaced Derek (usually wearing a necker) who retired to the non stealable position in 2015. The pair enjoy grazing on the grass in Singleton Park, and having sheepy nights in. Derek and Minty are looking forward to meeting "ewe" at Rally, so please don't be sheepish!
Derek, Right, wears a small SUGS Scarf, whereas Minty does not. However, she has got a *stylish* tramp stamp of her name
After an "accidentally formal" vote at 2021's AGM, we also have another mascot for 2021/22 - Maddie the Cockerpoo, belonging to our secretary Jen. She is very much NOT STEALABLE.