The Scogui Time Line

1953

  • The first recorded mention of a group (Loughborough Colleges Rover Scout Crew) who attended the Intervarsity summer rally.

1953-56

  • Representatives of Loughborough students attend the Intervarsity rallies, despite not having university status.

1957

  • The group either folded or joined the newly formed Intercollegiate.

1966

  • Loughborough College of Advanced Technology acquires university status as Loughborough University of Technology (Technology dropped in 1996)

1967

  • SSAGO is formed through the merger of two existing organisations.
  • The club organises the first SSAGO autumn rally at Shelthorpe School.

1971

  • Malcolm Darvil elected as SSAGO Chairman
  • Club awarded the autumn rally but withdraw after failing to find a venue

1972

  • John Simpson elected as SSAGO Secretary

1976

  • The club is revived re-registering with SSAGO in 1978.

1977

  • The university merged with the PE college

1981

  • Clifford George elected as SSAGO Chairman.
  • Alan Sibley elected as SSAGO Treasurer

1982

  • The club organises the Lufbra 1982 Summer rally at the Oaks in Charnwood.
  • The clubs mascot “Scogui Bear” was created for the rally by Elizabeth Neat
  • Helen Fisher elected as SSAGO Secretary

1983

  • Sally Ann Jones elected as SSAGO Secretary

1983 or 1984

  • The club folds and remains dormant for two or three years.

1986/87

  • For the second time the club is revived and has continued to this day.

1993

  • Scogui jointly runs the autumn rally with Nottingham at Walesby Forest. It is believed that the attendance of 235 is a record for a SSAGO rally.

1994

  • Ben Reed elected as SSAGO Chairman.

1999

  • Scogui runs their first rally since 1982. The Noahs arks rally was the last of twentieth century.

2000

  • Alistair (Ali) Hutchinson is elected as SSAGO Chairperson.

2001

  • Scogui wins the SSAGO Challenge Plate (Gaddaffy Duck Challenge) for the first time at the summer rally.
  • Martin Whelan elected as SSAGO Treasurer.

2002

  • Martin Whelan elected as SSAGO Chairperson.

2003

  • Scogui runs the SSAGO Spring Rally, once again at the Oaks in Charnwood.
  • Dr Tom Martin elected as the newly created Associate Members representative.

2005

  • Darren (Daz) Clowes elected as SSAGO Publicity Officer

2006

  • Constitution replaced in favour of new Code of Conduct in line with Student Union policy.

2007

  • Scogui runs the “Down Under” SSAGO Spring Rally at the Oaks in Charnwood. 256 SSAGO members attend, making it one of the largest turnouts on record.
  • Darren (Daz) Clowes elected as SSAGO Chairperson
  • Paul Thompson elected as SSAGO Secretary.

2008

  • Darren (Daz) Clowes is re-elected as SSAGO Chairperson
  • Paul Thompson (now a member of Nottingham trent SSAGO) becomes SSAGO Members Officer

2009

  • Kirstie Wright is elected as SSAGO Publicity Officer
  • William Brown is elected as SSAGO Members Officer
  • SCOGUI hosts the annual SSAGO Ball in Loughborough

2010

  • Kirstie Wright is elected as SSAGO Treasurer
  • Scogui wins the SSAGO Challenge Plate (Gaddaffy Duck Challenge) at the November Silly Hat Rally in London

2011

  • Kirstie Wright is re-elected as SSAGO Treasurer
  • Jamie Shirra is elected as SSAGO Chairperson
  • SCOGUI hosts the Summer ‘Inflatable’ Rally

Information taken from the archives of the Student Scout and Guide Organisation and Intervarsity Organisation.