What We Do

We are the Bath University Guides and Scouts (BUGS), a friendly and active society open to any student at the university, whether you have been a Guide or Scout before or not!

It’s hard to describe what our society does, because we do so much! But, in essence, we focus on:

  • Adventurous Activities including hiking, boating, climbing, and fire-lighting

  • Fun and Games

  • Skills Building including crafts and baking

  • Volunteering with Scouts and Guides

  • Camping - from just £5!

  • SSAGO Rallies - three camps and one formal ball with similar clubs across the country

So, if any of this appeals to you, give us a try! Most of our activities are free and we will be running a few virtual meetings for those not on campus.

The Student Scout and Guide Organisation (SSAGO) are also running plenty of virtual events and challenge badges. You do not have to be a Scout or a Guide to join!

We are a very inclusive club and an LGBTQIA+ safe space. There's something for everyone and we have plenty of sober socials! If you don't like camping, you can come along to weekly events. If you do, there's up to 6 camps every year! Whether you come to one event or all of them, everyone is welcome.

Our events are held on different days each week so everyone can join in whatever your other commitments! There's usually lots on, so check out our events page to see what you would like to do.

For more information on what we're doing this semester, check out Our Programme, join our Facebook Group or email us at su-bugs@bath.ac.uk. All events will be promoted on our MS Teams so join us there when you purchase membership!

BUGS love,

Anna Scott
BUGS Chair 2021/22

Reasons to Join Us

  • Exciting varied weekly events ranging from climbing and high ropes to pancake making and pub nights.
  • Events both on and off campus.
  • Opportunities to camp up to 6 times a year with the BUGS and SSAGO.
  • National events with groups from other universities organised by SSAGO across the country.
  • Get involved with Girlguiding or Scouting in Bath.


  • BUGS - Badge 2021/22£3.00
  • BUGS - Love Badge£3.00
  • BUGS - Roman Rally Badge 2020£3.00
  • BUGS - T- shirt 2021/22 (Small 38" Chest)£12.50
  • BUGS - Monopoly Badge 2021£3.00
  • BUGS - Necker 2021£6.00
  • Copy of BUGS - T- shirt 2021/22 (Medium 40" Chest)£12.50
  • Copy of BUGS - T- shirt 2021/22 (Large 42" Chest)£12.50
  • Copy of BUGS - T- shirt 2021/22 (X-Large 44" Chest)£12.50



Guide Rep

Scout Rep



Welfare and Inclusivity Officer