Team Pink are the team of the Executive Officers and Assistants who are responsible for the running and development of the National Student Scout and Guide Organisation.

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The Exec

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Chair

James Barber

What I've done
  • Charity Timeline: due to delays liaising with The Scouts, I have been unable to meet this aim. This aim will now be incorporated into the SSAGO Strategy piece of work.
  • SSAGO Strategy: started working on the SSAGO Strategy, to set some objectives for SSAGO over the next 3 years. This incorporates the Charity, Complaints Policy and Bar Policy aims.
  • Secure SSAGO's Financial Position: without any massive intervention, helped partly by the membership fee increase, SSAGO is in a much stronger financial position going forwards. Work is continuing on improving SSAGO's accounting, which will help us continue on this and plan to build reasonable reserves.
What I'm working on
  • Secure SSAGO's Financial Position: work to establish a robust plan to make SSAGO's accounting procedures better and work with a new treasurer to resolve other issues.
  • Develop a Charity Timeline: publish a transparent timeline for SSAGO becoming a charity within the first 100 days of office (07/08/2023) - replaced.
  • Relaunch the SSAGO Shop: work with the Quartermaster to relaunch the SSAGO Shop within the first 100 days of office (07/08/2023) - complete.
  • Rewriting the Complaints Policy: working to simplify the Complaints Policy and working with The Scouts to formalise their involvement with it.
  • Introducing a Bar Policy: a policy to ensure bars at SSAGO events have the correct licenses and members staffing bars have adequate training around alcohol laws.

Last updated 28/11/2023, 21:51

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Secretary

Jack Woodward

What I've done
  • Emails: I've been sending and replying to lots of emails, from general queries to the notifications for the many camps and adventurous activities everyone has been getting up to this term!
  • Events: I've been attending every event I reasonably can (plus a few it I reasonably shouldn't have made it too) and had a great time representing Team Pink! I've also been working on building multiple separate contingents for Revolution next year!
  • Meetings: I've been organising and minuting lots of Team Pink meetings, plus going to event meetings where I can, and basically doing every other meeting you can think of!
  • Complaints: Led Team Pink on managing complaints.
  • WSJ: I represented SSAGO at the WSJ. Despite not being what anyone expected SSAGO (with SAGGA's help) was able to step up and help the UK contingent by organising the SSAGO Olympic Park Challenge!
What I'm working on

    Last updated 24/11/2023, 18:45

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    Treasurer

    William Burrows

    What I've done
      What I'm working on
      • Accounts: Started to work through the backlog of previous years accounts with the help from others. These will be in the style that will be accepted by organisations e.g Charity commission.

      Last updated 19/11/2023, 20:18

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      Publicity

      Beatrice Overend

      What I've done
      • This term I have been working on a lot of new merchandise ideas and very soon there will be some new exciting merchandise in the shop. Keep your eyes on social media to keep updated on this. We have also been in the process of sourcing a new personalised clothing supplier after we encountered major errors and problems with our last company. We are in the final stages of vetting the new company and within the next few weeks personalised clothing will once again be available (and a few new exciting pieces).
      • This term has seen the first of our instagram takeovers - a new initiative set up to help advertise all the different activities clubs get up to as well as getting SSAGO members on the social media more. So far this is going well - we just need more clubs to sign up. If you have an exciting event coming up (or even just a fun general meeting) please consider signing up to one. Email publicity@ssago.org for more information.
      • Other things I have done include ordering some new stock for the shop including the much awaited SSAGO goes to spoons badges and two different types of Uniform badge.
      What I'm working on
      • Produce new merchandise and sell it in the shop
      • Visit different SSAGO clubs and increase awareness of who team pink are and what they do.
      • Source a new supplier for personalised clothing.

      Last updated 25/11/2023, 14:36

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      Members

      Ben Dickinson

      What I've done
      • SASU Membership: I am continuing to add people to the SASU, processing DBSs and training. Please do let me know if you want to be added to the SASU.
      • Membership: Some clubs have started to submit their membership already (thank you if that's you), if you haven't already, please get that sorted!
      • Under 18s at National Events: Along with the rest of Team Pink, I am working on our processes for under 18s at events, and how we can support event committees with finding the relevant permits etc.
      What I'm working on
      • SASU Membership: I will be keeping the SASU membership up to date, adding and removing people as required, and ensuring people do their training!
      • Event Committees: In line with our National Events Policy, I aim to add all National Event Committees to the SASU.
      • Membership: It is time for SSAGO Membership to be sorted out, and that's what most of my time will be spent on as Interim Members' Officer.
      • Club Set Up: We will hopefully have a few new SSAGO clubs soon!

      Last updated 25/11/2023, 15:47

      The Assistants

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      Quartermaster

      Joe Barnes

      What I've done
      • Neckers: We have neckers now!
      • Popup Shop: A pop-up shop was opened to allow people to buy neckers and badges. This involved a full stock recount and updating the catalogue on the website. Some orders are still outstanding from this but will be dispatched shortly.
      • Uniform Badges: We need to restock the uniform badges, the current design is decades old and is no longer in line with the updated Scout uniform badges - diamonds are for top awards, SASU badges should be rectangular like the network badges. I have suggested new designs and passed to Leon for finalisation.
      • New Merch: I have contacted companies with regard to getting new merchandise; travel mugs, bobble hats and sunglasses are on my list at the moment, but as always you can suggest ideas via merchandise@ssago.org
      • Viking Rally: The shop was open in person at Viking Rally, when I wasn't cooking hundreds of sausage rolls!
      What I'm working on
      • New Merch: Continue getting new merch options into the Shop.
      • Re-open shop.ssago.org: I am in the process of contacting people with order issues and out of stock items so that the full SSAGO shop can re-open and be running properly in the next few months. New uniform badges will clear out about half of the remaining orders.
      • POS Efficiency: I'm working with Oli to make the shiny new electronic Shop system work more efficiently for us, including being able to use it as a more integrated till at Rally, which will make stock control much easier and mean that hopefully none of these problems we’ve had will happen again...

      Last updated 23/02/2022, 17:14

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      Archivist

      Charlotte Simmons

      What I've done
      • March-May: After largely taking from late March until late May off from Archives matters due to personal reasons, I spent the end of May easing myself back in and catching up on general team pink stuff.
      • Club queries: I have responded to a few queries from various clubs regarding archive matters - if you ever have any queries regarding club history (which may be mentioned in the national SSAGO archives), or anything related to your own club's archives, please do get in touch with me and I will do my best to help you.
      What I'm working on
      • Archives online: To finally make archive online a reality - I'm not totally sure about the how of this because if I'm honest, I'm a bit of a technophobe, but I'll be looking to make some real progress on this in the coming months.
      • Supporting clubs: Continue to help and support clubs with archive queries
      • Coronation helpers: I am planning on collating stories from those ssago members who were involved in helping at the Coronation.
      • Archives stories: I will also be collating stories from wider SSAGO regarding a variety of events - from the Jamboree this summer all the way down to local camps. Now feels like a good time to do this as we fully get back to normal after the pandemic.

      Last updated 24/06/2023, 11:49

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      Webmaster

      Oli Bills

      What I've done
      • Event improvements: Q&A system, registration system, new booking features, app platform
      • General SSAGO things: Newsletter system, moving resources from Dropbox to Drive, better Reps system
      • Rally of Games: SSAGO app, SSAGO treasure hunt game, patrols and teams and other fun things for future events
      • AGM and EGM things: As always, elections continue to change and need to happen and I made sure the technology was in place to accommodate these
      • De-Olifying SSAGO: More automation, administration interfaces and making sure all SSAGO sytsems work when Oli was in Switzerland and preparing for the future, including migrating SSAGO tech to the AWS Cloud
      • Life outside Webmaster: I volunteered, slightly unexpectedly, at the Kandersteg International Scout Centre for Autumn 2022 as a pinkie! I also supported the Iceland event last July, the WinterKISC event this February and Kander100 this coming summer.
      What I'm working on
      • New exec: Supoorting the new incoming Exec and any of their requirements and goals
      • New future: Continuing to work towards SSAGO technology being someone else's problem!
      • More web team: Continue to work to grow the web team to support the webmaster
      • Tidying up: Tidying up any remaining non-automated parts of SSAGO that require manual intervention, to make sure the infrastructure "just works"

      Last updated 13/03/2023, 14:04

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      Events

      Rose Moran

      What I'm working on
      • I published my previous few reports incorrectly and so my November 2023 report is below (see February 2022). Thanks!

      Last updated 28/11/2023, 21:22

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      Charities

      Alex Banwell

      What I've done
      • Continued to have discussions on, and work on the constitution.
      • Contributed to team pink where it has been helpful.
      What I'm working on
      • Consitution: Continue working to update the constitution to be a workable proposal to become a charity
      • Charity: Submit an application to register SSAGO as a charity
      • Accounts: Ensure the accounts are charity-compliant so that we can register as a charity

      Last updated 28/11/2023, 21:00