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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.

Thomas Stevens

You might know me as “he just stole our mascot!”, or “who’s the twerp in the wolf hat?”, but the name I was born with is Thomas, and I’m your SSAGO Chairperson for the next year! I’ve been very active as SUGS president for a few years now, as well as on the Rali Cymru committee, and I’m ready to move all that enthusiasm full force to the national exec.
My main goal this year is to finish our transition back to in-person stuff that the last exec started, as well as finally getting us that charity status – we’re so close! I aim to be an approachable point of contact between the members and Team Pink, so come complain to me!
But also, compliments are accepted.
Just, you know, in case you wanted to.

Chair

August 2022

Report

  • Stronger Links: Myself, Rose and Nick met with the Scouts and Guides this summer and from this have helped them understand the *fun* position in which SSAGO sits, having to pacify the Students Unions and both of their criteria for who joins what and who insures who! Talks are going well.
  • Promo time!: I'm sure you've seen it, but if you haven't take a gander at SSAGO's recent video promotion featuring myself. Autographs on request ;)
  • Meetings meetings meetings: Dear God there's been a few. An average of two a week, about 4hrs each!
  • Northern Irish friends?: Had a promising meeting with Scouts NI Network commissioner about incorporating clubs at unis there with SSAGO!
  • Rally of Games Over: With RoG having been a fantastic celebration of SSAGO, with the novel idea of patrol competition at a rally, we've had the final debrief and closing of the rally. Things learned and feedback shared was appreciated by the upcoming events!
  • General life: I have become a very very busy boi this summer, my continued apologies for delays on things as I attempt to sort my life out!

Aims

  • Higher Powers: Build rapport with The Scout Association and Girlguiding as the new SSAGO chair. SAGGA deserve some of the love as well!
  • Project Power!: Support Nick in his rejuvenation of the projects SSAGO has, and getting them ready and raring to go after COVID kicked 'em all in the butt!
  • Shoulder to lean on: Be there for support, both formally and as a friend, for event committees and others with the stress of running big things like rallies, and little things too!
  • Welcome noobs!: Let's make SSAGO the best it can for new freshers. Of course I can't do much on the local side of things, but I sure as hell can try make national SSAGO as inviting as possible for our newbies!
  • Personal: I'm coming to the end of an MEng! Please bear with me as I focus on sorting my life out postgrad and making sure I don't starve for the next year; my mum says that's a little bit more important, especially as you guys don't pay me...

May 2022

Report

  • SAGGA: Met with the SAGGA Committee with some others on Team Pink to introduce ourselves, have a bit of a chat, and also start working together with the reinstatement of a SAGGA Liaison officer.
  • Getting Started Meetings: Met with the newly-elected events for the coming year(s) and got them thinking of what to do next
  • SASU: Met with Dave Thompson, manager on all national SASUs and went though the ins and outs of Compass for SASUs. Dave was lovely, Compass was not.
  • Handover: If you haven't seen our handover agenda(s), you're in for a shock with the amount of stuff that was discussed. As a committee we've got the ball rolling on many things, and I reckon we're successfully avoiding feeling like Indiana Jones on keeping ahead of it all!

Aims

  • Higher Powers: Build rapport with The Scout Association and Girlguiding as the new SSAGO chair.
  • Pink & Efficient: Hone the efficiency of Team Pink by chairing the meetings with an iron mute button, keeping them as quick as possible so we don't have another 8-hour meeting and hate each other...
  • Shoulder to lean on: Be there for support, both formally and as a friend, for event committees and others with the stress of running big things like rallies, and little things too!
  • Personal: I'm coming to the end of an MEng! Please bear with me as I focus on exams, vivas and assignments; my mum says I should focus on this degree as I've gotten into so much debt with it...

May 2022

Aims