People come from all over the world to study at Bangor University which is within a stones throw* of Anglesey. Many students and staff are Scouts and Guides and they are very welcome to continue Scouting whilst at University.
Mountains or Water? Your choice!
Many students take advantage of the easy access to the Snowdonia National Park and the Menai Straits to learn or master their skills in adventurous activities. There are active Mountaineering, Sailing, Paddling and Sub-aqua clubs. Another way to pursue those interests is to volunteer as a Skills Instructor with Scouting. The Scouts Water Activity Team run activity weekends and local Scout Groups are often in the mountains or on the water. One advantage is that, in exchange for being a skills instructor, the ability to earn recognised external certifications free of charge, or at a reduced cost.
Take your next step in Scouting
Others volunteer with local Scout Groups, often having their first experience of running a section. They take advantage of their time here to complete their Queens Scout or Duke of Edinburgh Award. Some even earn their Wood Badge
Find some kindred spirits!
There is a student club, BUGS (Bangor University Guides and Scouts**), the local branch of SSAGO who meet weekly and do a variety of activities including the legendary Rallies. To find out more visit their Facebook page or their Instagram account. Join here.
If you are studying or working at the University and are interested in local Scouting, please get in touch. We particularly welcome overseas Scouts and Guides – come and experience local Scouting during your time in Bangor.
* To be honest, you would need to be pretty good at throwing stones!
** Did you know that you don’t have to be a Student to join BUGS? If you are student age, interested in meeting up with a group of kindred spirits there are a small number of associate memberships available.