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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

  • SSAGO Rallies (big events with similar clubs across the country)

So, if some or all of this appeals to you, give us a try! It’s only £5 to join for the year, and after that many of our activities are free!

In fact, this year is extra special, as we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of SSAGO, the Student Scout And Guide Organisation. Thus, many activities will be based on the Anniversary Challenge, which is gained by completing a series of fun little challenges covering the range of SSAGO values. So if you enjoy challenging yourself, that’s another reason to join!

For more information, check out Our Programme, and join our Facebook Group.

BUGS love,

Ben Mansbridge
BUGS Secretary 2017/18

Reasons to Join Us

  • Exciting 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.
  • It's only £5 to join with most events free to members.

Come and Meet Us

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!

You can also check out Our ProgrammeFacebook or email us at to find out what’s coming up!


  • BUGS Summer Camp 2017/18 Deposit£30.00