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National SSAGO hosts three National Camps called Rallies, along with a National Ball every year, open to all SSAGO members. Find out more about them here.

Birmingham Chocolate Rally

Birmingham Chocolate Rally

National Rally


A weekend full of chocolate in possibly the most chocolatey place in the country!

Alfrey Activity Centre

15th November 2019 @ 18:00

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Roman Rally MMXX

Roman Rally MMXX

National Rally


25 years exactly since Bath BUGS last hosted Roman Rally! Come join the Roman Empire for what promises to be a historic weekend! Disclaimer: BUGS promise nothing about the weather

Briarlands Activity Site, Wick Lane, Upton Cheyney, Bristol

21st February 2020 @ 13:00

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SSAGO Volunteers from across the country come together to help support National and International Scouting and Guiding events. Find out more about SSAGO Support and how to get involved.

Scarefest 2019

Scarefest 2019

National Service


Everyone has a fear, be it the dark, clowns, spiders, heights – imagine an event where you could confront them all at once! Welcome to Scarefest! An amazing Scout event that’s full of spooky fun!

Gilwell Park

25th October 2019 @ 17:00

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Upcoming Events

There are various other National, Regional and Local SSAGO events taking place throughout the year.

Midlands Freshers Camp and the Quest for the Sapphire Squirrel

Midlands Freshers Camp and the Quest for the Sapphire Squirrel

Regional Camp


Following the tragic death of Lord Chancellor Scruffy Squirrel, set out with the other Midlands clubs on a quest to discover the long lost Sapphire Squirrel in this globe-trotting action adventure!

Sherratts Wood Scout Campsite

18th October 2019 @ 17:00

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Freshers' Camp 2019

Freshers' Camp 2019

National Camp


A fun-filled weekend for freshers and returning members to enjoy traditional BUGS activities including fire, hikes, games and much more.

Cleevehill Scout Campsite

18th October 2019 @ 17:00

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Freshers' Camp 2019

Freshers' Camp 2019

National Camp


A fun-filled weekend for freshers and returning members to enjoy traditional BUGS activities including fire, hikes, games and much more.

Cleevehill Scout Campsite

18th October 2019 @ 17:00

Fab Four Freshers - Northern SSAGO Freshers 2019

Fab Four Freshers - Northern SSAGO Freshers 2019

Regional Camp


Liverpool University SSAGO invites you to join Sgt. Boris' Northern Freshers' camp, on a magical mystery tour in search of Sgt Boris' troops lost around the city; along Penny Lane or up on Strawberry Fields. So Hey SSAGO, don't be afraid - come to the Fab Four Freshers' camp!

6th Allerton Scout Hut, behind Victoria Memorial Hall Club, Church Road, Garston, Liverpool

25th October 2019 @ 18:30

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South West Freshers' Camp 2019

South West Freshers' Camp 2019

Regional Camp


Join us for the annual SSAGO South West Freshers' Camp, this year hosted by Portsmouth! From the 1st to 3rd of November 2019 at Lyons Copse - can you beat the maze?

Lyons Copse

1st November 2019 @ 18:00

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Web Hack Weekend

Web Hack Weekend

National Activity


The SSAGO web team getting together for a weekend packed full of ideas, coding and games!

TBC

8th November 2019 @ 00:00

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Birmingham Chocolate Rally

Birmingham Chocolate Rally

National Rally


A weekend full of chocolate in possibly the most chocolatey place in the country!

Alfrey Activity Centre

15th November 2019 @ 18:00

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Roman Rally MMXX

Roman Rally MMXX

National Rally


25 years exactly since Bath BUGS last hosted Roman Rally! Come join the Roman Empire for what promises to be a historic weekend! Disclaimer: BUGS promise nothing about the weather

Briarlands Activity Site, Wick Lane, Upton Cheyney, Bristol

21st February 2020 @ 13:00

City of Steel Ball

City of Steel Ball

National Ball


Ay up duck! We're inviting you to come and explore the great city of Sheffield and all the awesome things associated with it. In addition to being the steel city, Sheffield is well-known for the peaks, pies and Henderson's Relish. We look forward to welcoming you next year as we forge a fantastic ball.

Sheffield

3rd April 2020 @ 18:00

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Survival Rally – Back to Basics

Survival Rally – Back to Basics

National Camp


Summer 2020 Rally hosted jointly by UOBGAS and PLUGS. Survival skills theme.

Tba

3rd July 2020 @ 09:00

Witan 2020: Switzerland

Witan 2020: Switzerland

National Witan


The Witan Committee are pleased to announce our next Witan, coming in the summer of 2020. SSAGO will travel to Switzerland, and enjoy over a week of camping, sightseeing, and activities!

Switzerland

8th July 2020 @ 00:00

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Build-A-Rally

Build-A-Rally

National Rally


An epic weekend of construction based fun based in Southampton!

13th November 2020 @ 18:00

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Past events

Archive Team Weekend Away

Archive Team Weekend Away

National Camp


A fantastic opportunity to work with the archive team on some exciting projects and even have a look at some original materials, some unseen before! We'll be working closely with the Webmaster to get everything online and seeing what new avenues the project could explore.

Frith Grange Scout Campsite

20th September 2019 @ 16:00

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BUSAG 90th Anniversary Camp

BUSAG 90th Anniversary Camp

National Camp


A weekend camp to celebrate BUSAGs 90th year! All past and present members are welcome.

Goodrest Campsite

6th September 2019 @ 16:00

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Scot Rally

Scot Rally

National Rally


A weekend filled of Scottish themed activities based in and around Glasgow!

Lapwing Lodge

28th June 2019 @ 18:00

SAGE 10th Birthday Ball

SAGE 10th Birthday Ball

Regional Ball


It's SAGE's 10th birthday! We would love it if you came to celebrate with us. The evening will include dinner, a drink or two, entertainment and a display of all the fun we've had in the last 10 years of SAGE.

Red Hall, Exeter

15th June 2019 @ 18:00

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PLUGS 10 Year Reunion Camp

PLUGS 10 Year Reunion Camp

Regional Camp


PLUGS is 10 this year, lets celebrate in style. We're hosting a reunion camp for members past and present and would love to be joined by as many of you as possible. We will be staying at Runnage Farm near Princetown on Dartmoor, with camping and limited indoor accommodation. Food will be provided as part of the costs of the weekend, and dietary requirements will be catered for.

Runnage Farm, Dartmoor

7th June 2019 @ 18:00

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SSAGO Goes to Birmingham Pride

SSAGO Goes to Birmingham Pride

Regional Activity


Join BUSAG at Birmingham Pride to celebrate on the 25th of May. We'll hopefully be walking in the parade (watch this space!) and celebrate all things LGBTQ+ with the League of Midlands. Everyone is welcome, whether you're LGBTQ+ or not, just be open and ready to celebrate with us!

Victoria Square, Birmingham

25th May 2019 @ 11:00

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Forest Evasion 2019

Forest Evasion 2019

National Activity


Forest Evasion is a walking challenge where teams of evaders will navigate between points in a race to the end whilst avoiding being caught by the chasers!

Wilverley Scout Campsite

2nd May 2019 @ 18:00

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Bangor BUGS Easter Camp (Open to all)

Bangor BUGS Easter Camp (Open to all)

National Camp


This Easter Bangor's BUGS are going on an adventure - just like Bilbo Baggins! We're trying to run our camp as flexible as possible; you can do as much, or as little, as you want - everything is optional and has an associated cost with each individual activity. If you've any questions, please don't hesitate to contact bugs@undebbangor.com We will be camping at Felin Bach and for every night you spend camping includes that nights meal and the next days breakfast and lunch. Please note, you must sort your own transport for the week.

North Wales

22nd April 2019 @ 09:00

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Aber Does ABBA Ball

Aber Does ABBA Ball

National Ball


Its that time of year again - National Ball! Come and join us in Aberystwyth for an evening of sparkles and glamour and all things ABBA!

Marine Hotel Aberystwyth

13th April 2019 @ 19:00

SSAGO goes to Alton Towers

SSAGO goes to Alton Towers

National Activity


Join SNoGS on a day trip to Alton Towers on 06/04/19! We would love to see you there.

Alton Towers, Farley Ln, Alton, Stoke-on-Trent

6th April 2019 @ 09:30

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Nottingham Outlaw Rally

Nottingham Outlaw Rally

National Rally


WANTED: SSAGO Outlaws FOR: Crime of voting SNoGS to run a Rally REWARD: An Awesome Camp of Fun and Villiany

Walesby Forest

15th February 2019 @ 19:00

Lancaster Fantasy Rally

Lancaster Fantasy Rally

National Rally


Join us on our quest to fight wizards, engage in duels, and find a dragon!

Guys Farm, Bay Horse, Lancaster, Lancashire

16th November 2018 @ 18:00

Northern Freshers Camp

Northern Freshers Camp

Regional Camp


It's HOGS turn to host Northern Freshers this year! Get ready for a jam-packed weekend with other SSAGO clubs in the North!!

Melton Scout Campsite

9th November 2018 @ 17:00

SSAGO goes to 'spoooons

SSAGO goes to 'spoooons

National Activity


At 7pm on 2nd November every SSAGO in the country is invited to head to their local Wetherspoons, open up the Wetherspoon app, and buy food and/or drinks rounds for other SSAGOers across the country, secret santa style!

Wetherspoon

2nd November 2018 @ 19:00

BUGS Freshers Camp 2018

BUGS Freshers Camp 2018

Regional Camp


An opportunity to get to know one another, go camping and have a weekend away. We will be staying at Felin Bach, a local GirlGuiding campsite, exploring Snowdonia, a shopping trip in the 'outdoors-y' village of Betws-y-Coed and an opportunity to relax after the first few weeks of lectures.

Felin Bach

19th October 2018 @ 19:00

Keele SSAGOs Murder Mystery Midlands Freshers Camp

Keele SSAGOs Murder Mystery Midlands Freshers Camp

Regional Camp


What better way to get to know new people than a weekend long whodunnit. You are all invited back to the 1920's to attend a freshers camp with mystery in the air.

Sherratts Wood Scout Campsite

12th October 2018 @ 19:00

SW Freshers' "Hot Fuzz" Camp

SW Freshers' "Hot Fuzz" Camp

Regional Camp


Join us over the weekend to welcome your SW Freshers' to SSAGO with the greatest Hot Fuzz experience you can think of: expect police tape, cornettos, swans and a lot more.

Huish Woods Scout Campsite

12th October 2018 @ 18:00

"Glasgow SSAGO's back!" camp

"Glasgow SSAGO's back!" camp

Regional Camp


To celebrate the resurrection of Glasgow SSAGO, we are off on our first camp in recent years. Indies and other Scottish SSAGOers encouraged!

Lapwing Lodge, Gleniffer Road, Paisley, Scotland

7th September 2018 @ 19:00

CUSAGC Duck Rally

CUSAGC Duck Rally

National Rally


Join us near Cambridge for a weekend of ducks, exciting activities and even more ducks!

The Jarman Centre

22nd June 2018 @ 12:30

South West Summer Camp

South West Summer Camp

National Camp


The first (maybe) SSAGO South West regional summer camp... further South and West than ever before! Dare you enter the Kernow?

Nine Ashes Activity Centre

1st June 2018 @ 17:00

Jam-bowl-ree 2018

Jam-bowl-ree 2018

National Activity


SSAGO Clubs across the UK compete in the international Scout bowling competition!

Bowling Alleys across the UK

18th May 2018 @ 19:00

Forest Evasion 2018

Forest Evasion 2018

National Activity


Forest Evasion is a 24hr challenge where teams of evaders will navigate between points in a race to the end whilst avoiding being caught by the chasers!

Forest of Dean

13th April 2018 @ 18:00

Yule Ball Ball

Yule Ball Ball

National Ball


UWE's "Yule Ball": magic, music, and festive cheer!

The Bristol Hotel

7th April 2018 @ 18:30

Bangor BUGS Easter Camp 2018

Bangor BUGS Easter Camp 2018

National Camp


09/04/18 - 14/04/18 This Easter BUGS are off camping to Pembrokeshire. We will be away for 6 days (4 days of activities & 2 days of travelling) and it's going to cost £90*. We will be hiking, mountain biking, doing water activities, climbing, and more. 12 is the maximum number of participants we can take, so will operate on a first come, first served basis. *We are hoping to get a university grant to reduce the cost of this. So £90 is serving as a maximum.

St Brides Scout Campsite, Pembrokeshire

14th March 2018 @ 21:10

SSAGO goes to 'spoons

SSAGO goes to 'spoons

National Activity


Suggested by UoE SSAGO, at 7pm on 9th March every SSAGO in the country is invited to head to their local Wetherspoons, open up the Wetherspoon app, and buy food and/or drinks rounds for other SSAGOers across the country, secret santa style!

Weatherspoon pubs across the UK

9th March 2018 @ 19:00

Scottish SSAGO goes to Perth!

Scottish SSAGO goes to Perth!

Regional Activity


Scotland's first regional event is being held in Perth on Saturday 3rd March 2018!

Perth, Scotland

3rd March 2018 @ 10:00

BUGS Quiz: Scouts vs Guides

BUGS Quiz: Scouts vs Guides

National Activity


Put your knowledge to the test and raise some money for Scouting, Guiding, and BUGS! Open to Scouts and Guides everywhere.

Bath Scouts District HQ

2nd March 2018 @ 19:00

Witan in a Weekend Rally

Witan in a Weekend Rally

National Rally


It's like Witan, but in a weekend!

Scout Park, London

16th February 2018 @ 18:15

90s Rally

90s Rally

National Rally


Join us for the rally of the decade, and get thrown-back 27 years to the start of 1990s.

Sid Vale Scout Campsite,

17th November 2017 @ 17:00

South West Freshers': Medieval Mayhem

South West Freshers': Medieval Mayhem

Regional Camp


UOBGAS invite you to unleash your inner dragon at this years South West Freshers' camp! Featuring castles, ale, and just a tiny splash of mayhem.

Brockmead Scout Campsite

3rd November 2017 @ 17:00

Frightening Freshers Halloween Camp

Frightening Freshers Halloween Camp

Regional Camp


SNoGS are hosting a Halloween fresher's camp at Sherbrooke Scout campsite this October for all League of Midland groups!

Sherbrooke Scout Campsite

27th October 2017 @ 19:00

Wales Freshers

Wales Freshers

Regional Camp


Come and meet other lovely SSAGO members set in the heart of Wales. Our programme is jam packed (or peanut butter packed if you prefer) Open to all members who want to enjoy the beautiful Welsh countryside

Gwersyll y Bryniau - Pantperthog, Machynlleth

20th October 2017 @ 19:00

Northern Freshers Camp

Northern Freshers Camp

Regional Camp


HUGS are hosting a fresher's camp at Hesley Wood Scout campsite this October for all Northern groups! Be north of somewhere and you are welcome!

Hesley wood scout campsite

20th October 2017 @ 19:00

BUGS Freshers Camp 2017

BUGS Freshers Camp 2017

Regional Camp


Welcome to Bangor University, and welcome to BUGS! This year we are heading to Felin Bach campsite, just outside of Caernarfon. We shall be going for a hike in the morning (Don't worry, it's not too long!!) followed by a trip to Betws-y-Coed where we are having a talk from Cotswolds about kit followed by a shopping trip in the town. Sunday we shall be doing "We're BUGS get me out of here", packing up site, and heading back to Bangor for some tea at the Tap and Spile

Felin Bach Campsite

20th October 2017 @ 19:00

SAGGA Alternative Rally

SAGGA Alternative Rally

National Camp


SAGGA’s Alternative Rally is a resurrected event aimed at recent Graduates whose time in SSAGO may (or may not) be drawing to an end. The weekend is loosely based on a SSAGO rally but done with a SAGGA twist.

Alfrey Activity Centre Broadwater

13th October 2017 @ 17:00

SSAGO Reunion and 50th Anniversary

SSAGO Reunion and 50th Anniversary

National Occasion


A reunion of past and present SSAGO members together to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of SSAGO

Scout Park, London

15th September 2017 @ 17:00

Intense 2017

Intense 2017

National Camp


The countdown has begun…get ready for take-off. This year’s event is going to be cosmic. Enjoy an action packed space themed weekend with activities and entertainment, including lots of creative and adventurous opportunities and some interstellar surprises!

Woodhouse Park

8th September 2017 @ 18:00

Gilwell Reunion 2017

Gilwell Reunion 2017

National Camp


91st Gilwell Reunion at Gilwell Park! Gilwell Reunion is a Scouting event open to all members of SSAGO, with opportunities to meet new people and make new friends, catch up with old ones you haven't seen, a full wide range of activities, a chance to learn and try new things and take part in a celebration in the relaxed atmosphere and enjoy Gilwell Park.

Gilwell Park

1st September 2017 @ 15:00

15th World Scout MOOT

15th World Scout MOOT

National Activity


For all SSAGO members heading along to the 15th World Scout MOOT in Iceland this summer!

Iceland

25th July 2017 @ 12:00

London Pride 2017

London Pride 2017

National Activity


Event for SSAGO members heading along to London Pride with The Scout Association (FLAGS) or with GirlGuiding!

London

8th July 2017 @ 12:00

Southampton International Trip 2017

Southampton International Trip 2017

Regional Activity


Join us as we venture to Switzerland for an action-packed international trip for Summer 2017!

Switzerland

3rd July 2017 @ 00:00

Punt Joust

Punt Joust

Regional Activity


Hit other SSAGO Members and knock them into the water.

Coe Fen

17th June 2017 @ 10:00

Leeds Around the World Rally

Leeds Around the World Rally

National Rally


Leeds Around the World Rally, hosted by LUUSAG at Bradley wood campsite!

Bradley Wood

16th June 2017 @ 00:00

Archives Visit Bristol

Archives Visit Bristol

National Activity


A unique opportunity to view materials of the University of Bristol Guides and Scouts Club as well as national materials such as Journal articles, event reports and old stories.

Arts and Social Science Library, Bristol

5th June 2017 @ 09:00

Bath Masked Ball 2017

Bath Masked Ball 2017

National Ball


The famous SSAGO national ball, held this year in Bath. The theme is a masked ball, so dress to impress!

The Guildhall, Bath

31st March 2017 @ 18:00

Best of British Rally

Best of British Rally

National Rally


Put the kettle on and set the table, Best of British Rally is coming to a city near you! All the best things British convene in a small village (just outside Sheffield) situated in the Peak District to bring you the greatest Feburally. With such activities like Tea in the Park, Hikes in the Peaks in good old English weather and the much anticipated SSAGO guaranteed Great British Bake Off!

Glenbrook Outdoor Activity Centre

17th February 2017 @ 16:00

Space Rally

Space Rally

National Rally


Prepare to launch yourself into the most out of this world Rally you've ever seen! With special mission's like a trip to the National Space Centre, space themed pub crawls and Space Cadet Academy on the Sunday it promises to astronomical event like no other!

Rough Close Space Centre, Tanners' Ln, Berkswell, Coventry

18th November 2016 @ 16:00

Mad Medieval Midlands Fresher's Camp

Mad Medieval Midlands Fresher's Camp

Regional Camp


Leicester SLUGS would like to welcome all groups to "The Mad Medieval Midlands Fresher's Camp". As you cross the county border and head through a time warp into Leicestershire's ancient past, get ready for two action-packed days and knights! Filled with a selection of medieval activities: Good food, good fun and good company assured* (*subject to personal opinion)

John's Lee Wood Campsite

28th October 2016 @ 19:00

Northern Freshers Camp

Northern Freshers Camp

Regional Camp


Manchester SSAGO would like to welcome all SSAGO members across the north to our fresher’s camp. This is a great opportunity for SSAGO’s to get to know their newest members and build relationships with its neighbouring Societies.

5th Urmston (Aquilifer) Scout Group The Lighthouse Eeasbrook Urmston MANCHESTER M41 9JA

21st October 2016 @ 19:30

SW Freshers - "The Wizarding World of Woodhouse Park"

SW Freshers - "The Wizarding World of Woodhouse Park"

Regional Camp


The annual SSAGO South West Freshers camp, this year hosted by UWE at Woodhouse park in Bristol... and Harry Potter themed! All South West region SSAGO clubs welcome!

Woodhouse Park, Bristol

21st October 2016 @ 19:00

Witan 2016

Witan 2016

National Witan


Witan is SSAGO's international camp. This time we're off to Berlin, Germany for just over a week's worth of fun and exciting things! Join us for a once in a SSAGO-time experience! Witan is open to anyone who has been a SSAGO member (student or associate) from the academic year starting in September 2013 and onwards.

Berlin, Germany

17th August 2016 @ 10:00

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Dino Rally

Dino Rally

National Rally


This year Southampton SSAGO presents DINO RALLY, an action packed Summer Rally! A large selection of activities will keep all the dinosaurs entertained throughout the weekend, with a tasty menu for the herbivores and carnivores to keep energy levels high.

Bournemouth

17th June 2016 @ 17:00

CUSAGC Punt Joust 2016

CUSAGC Punt Joust 2016

Regional Activity


CUSAGC are unique as the only people in the country (world?) to hold a regular punt jousting tournament. This year we challenge all comers from SSAGO at this ancient sport on June 12th 10:00-15:00! You can also come to join the crowd of locals, students and tourists who spectate.

Lammas Land , Cambridge

12th June 2016 @ 10:00

Leeds Northern Lights Ball

Leeds Northern Lights Ball

National Ball


Leeds Northern Lights SSAGO Ball will be held on Saturday 19th March 2016, at the Marriott Hotel in Leeds.

Leeds Marriott Hotel

19th March 2016 @ 19:00

SAGUWE presents Feb-U-Rally

SAGUWE presents Feb-U-Rally

National Rally


SAGUWE presents Feb-U-Rally! This is the Spring Rally hosted at Woodhouse Park, Bristol from 12th-14th of February 2016! Can you guess our Cracking theme?

Woodhouse Park, Fernhill, Almondsbury, Bristol

12th February 2016 @ 18:00

Murder, Mystery and Intrigue

Murder, Mystery and Intrigue

Regional Activity


Colonel Mustard herby invites you to an evening of murder, mystery and intrigue…

Southampton

22nd January 2016 @ 22:00

Carnival Rally

Carnival Rally

National Rally


Cardiff Carnival Rally is being hosted at CRAI Activity Park from 20-22nd November 2015.

CRAI Activity Park

20th November 2015 @ 19:00

Midlands Freshers' Camp

Midlands Freshers' Camp

Regional Camp


There'll be pioneering, smores, fire, archery, pumpkin carving, a Back To The Future fancy dress theme (take as seriously as you like!) and much more....

Rough Close Campsite

30th October 2015 @ 19:00

South West Freshers' Camp

South West Freshers' Camp

Regional Camp


SAGE is hosting South West Freshers' Camp 2015 in Torbay. It will be Pirates themed! The camp is open to all South West unis plus Cardiff & Swansea as well as any Indy members who would like to come. Sign-up here until the 22nd October!

Torbay Scout Campsite

23rd October 2015 @ 18:00

Bangor Disco Rally

Bangor Disco Rally

National Rally


Shake shake shake, shake shake shake, shake your booty, shake your booty over to Bangor and join us in our boogie wonderland at Felin Bach campsite.

Felin Bach, North Wales

19th June 2015 @ 16:00

Southampton Ball on a Boat

Southampton Ball on a Boat

National Ball


Ball on a boat!

Southampton

20th March 2015 @ 20:00

Lancaster Superhero Rally

Lancaster Superhero Rally

National Rally


Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No! It's Lancaster Superhero Rally! SSAGO Assemble at Guys Farm on the 6th-8th February 2015! Don't forget your cape! More information to follow... Contact us at: LancsRally@gmail.com (no apologies are made for the excessive use of superhero slogans/puns)

Guys Farm Activity Centre, Bay Horse, Lancaster

6th February 2015 @ 17:00