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SNoGS (Society of Nottingham Guides and Scouts) is a very active society, and we take part in several activities including camps, trips, challenge hikes, and national and local Scout and Guide events.


Freshers’ Camps

The first trip of the year, held every October

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SSAGO Rallies

National event with other SSAGO clubs from around the country

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IoW Revolution

National Explorer and Network Camp held over easter weekend

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Summer Camps

The final trip of the year to celebrate the end of exams

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International Trips

Travelling abroad to staff foreign national jamborees

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All Camp Trip Reports

All of our trip reports can be found here in date order

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Freshers’ Camp
Nottingham SSAGO are part of Greater Yorkshire SSAGO with Leeds and Sheffield Universities. In October each year one of the three clubs hosts a Freshers’ Camp as the first camp of the year. We arrive and set up on Friday evening, take part in activities on Saturday/Sunday and return Sunday afternoon.


There are three Rallies a year, one each term, and a chance for all SSAGO members around the country to get together, socialise, meet new people, and take part in activities. Groups arrive and set up on Friday evening, take part in activities on Saturday, followed by the SSAGO tradition of a ceilidh on the Saturday night. Sunday morning involves onsite team challenges in the morning, before heading home just before lunch.


Isle of Wight Revolution
Isle of Wight Revolution is a five-day national Explorer and Network Camp held annually over Easter weekend. Groups arrive and set up on Thursday evening, this is followed by three full days of off-site activities ranging from Rage Buggies to Cake Decorating, Quad Biking to Underwater Hockey, Hovercraft riding to Fencing! Each evening there is a themed night that includes dressing up in costumes, games, live bands, disco and of course a massive campfire. We usually spend the final day touring the rest of the Island before catching the ferry home.


Summer Camp
Each year to celebrate the end of the year, we organise a four/five day Summer Camp. It is a great chance to relax and take part in lots of activities. We often link up with different local SSAGO clubs for example groups from Sheffield and Leicester which is a sure fire way to have an entertaining time.


International Trips
Every few years National SSAGO organise an international trip.  A trip was set to go to Kanderstegg in Switzerland however due to circumstances nobody predicted, this has currently been postponed – watch this space for more details



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NESST (Nottinghamshire Emergency Scout Support Team) Challenge Hike is an annual night hike consisting of an 18 mile long walk or 10 mile short walk, based from Walesby Forest Outdoor Activity Centre. Teams arrive on Saturday afternoon, set up the tents, and grab an early evening meal. Then teams check in, register and set off at their allocated start time. After the hike, teams have a well deserved sleep before returning home on the Sunday.

Watch this space for more reports and photos from some of our recent events.