James Frith, National Publicity Officer
Saturday 31st of March 2018
Following the AGM, the national Exec decided to make sure their full annual reports were available to all the membership through our Exec blog!
This year has been pretty amazing in terms of SSAGO Publicity!
In terms of Outreach and increasing our presence with both The Scout Association and GirlGuiding - we’ve volunteered at more events than ever before, including our first national GirlGuiding events; “Wellies and Wristbands” and “Sparkle and Ice”, as well as run our first timetabled talks at Gilwell Reunion to showcase SSAGO to a wider and more varied Scout audience!
The new, improved and increased Merchandise range has not only provided members with a more colourful SSAGO wardrobe, but also helped to increase SSAGO awareness and outreach too! This, coupled with updated banners and publicity materials available to clubs throughout freshers has hopefully positively impacted your publicity as clubs, as well as SSAGO Nationally!
Looking inward, we’ve had the biggest active membership increase ever, with increased engagement with SSAGO National Events (largest Rally ever, go Young Goats!), Challenge badges, SSAGO News, Online voting, using our resources, etc - all of which would also not have been possible without Oli, our wonderful Webmaster, who is continuing into the new Exec year.
This year he’s created the Online shop, Membership perks, badge functions, upgraded the online election system, event system, admin systems… and countless other improvements that keep SSAGO’s Website well ahead of the standard!
As mentioned at the AGM, hopefully you’ve noticed all we’ve been doing, and hopefully will continue to see what SSAGO Publicity Officer and Webmaster can achieve with Mel taking the reins!
I have included a few stats from my year as Publicity Officer below:
All in all, it been a full on year, and while I’ve enjoyed it I’m quite looking forward to finishing with SSAGO and focusing on my other volunteering roles in Scouting and beyond, as well as my career and professional development, plus of course Wedding planning for next year!