Rally Policies

General Behaviour

Behaviour, which is not in the nature of Scouting or Guiding, will not be tolerated; any actions which bring the reputation of SSAGO, The Scouts or Girlguiding UK into disrepute will be dealt with by the National SSAGO Executive.

Campfire Guidelines

Before the hour of midnight, only songs of a suitable nature for youth members of both Scouting and Guiding may be sung at the campfire.

After midnight, songs which may be deemed offensive might be sung. It is therefore recommended that if you do not feel comfortable in such an environment, that you remove yourself from it when advised.


At events such as Rallies, we are representing SSAGO to local Scouting and Guiding - at the next Rally, there will be representatives from the local Scouting and Guiding districts on-site throughout the weekend including the evenings. There are also members of local Inspire and Network groups who are attending Rally as participants in an effort to engage with local Scouting and Guiding. As such, it is important to show SSAGO at its best and this is not a responsibility to be taken lightly. We have been asked by the campsite team to ensure that no excessive drinking take place and ask SSAGO to help ensure this over the weekend.

When drinking alcohol at rally we strongly encourage you to do so sensibly and to monitor your own drinking in terms of what is acceptable drinking behaviour. Alcohol is NOT an excuse for poor behaviour while at the event. We would also like to remind committee members that they bear a responsibility for ensuring their members adhere to these guidelines and in adopting a rational approach to drinking.


We would like to make clear that the intoxication of members is the responsibility of their club committees and their reps. Due to the unfair burden placed on the event committee, Team Pink and first aiders at Viking Rally, we feel like we must stress that committee members will be the first port of call, and therefore should be proactive in preventing such situations arising in the first place.

SSAGO is also an environment where members look out for each other - this includes looking after, specifically people within your own club, when they are consuming alcohol. Over the weekend, the rally committee and Team Pink will be incredibly busy dealing with a wide variety of things and so we would really appreciate it if people helped out if you see someone that may need some help..

We know some of you may be uncertain when looking after people who are drinking. So here are a few tip on how best to support those who are drinking and well as, hopefully, preventing things from getting more serious:

  • Firstly, if you see a friend or member of your club drinking too much do ask them to take a break or slow down with their drinking.
  • Make sure you and others are drinking plenty of water and you have eaten at meal times.
  • If you believe someone may have drunk too much (speech becoming slurred and unsteady on their feet):
  • Get them to sit down somewhere and try to keep them upright and awake.
  • Give them water to sip on.
  • Keep them warm.
  • Get them to eat some plain carbohydrates such as bread, pasta or rice. There are usually some spare in the kitchens so do feel free to ask for some.
  • Lastly, they may be feeling quite disoriented and confused, hence, reassure them that they are safe and looked after.
  • Do ask those around you for a hand if you need it.

If it gets to a stage where you are extremely overwhelmed and believe you may need further, or medical, assistance please find a member of Team Pink or call the Team Pink hotline.

Illegal Substances

The use of illegal substances of any kind will not be tolerated by SSAGO. The police shall be called immediately and a lifetime ban from SSAGO will automatically occur. Additionally, the member/s involved will have their name/s passed to The Scout Association and Girlguiding UK, and their University.


Rallies are a large-scale event where the volume of attendees is high, and the event is spread over a large area. There will be video, photography and audio being recorded during the event to help promote Scouting, Guiding and SSAGO as a whole.

By participating in this event you grant SSAGO full rights to use the this media and any reproductions or adaptations for these purposes and in line with The Scouts and SSAGO policy. If you do not wish to be photographed please contact the organisers.

Cancellation Policy

The offer of a full or partial refund for other cancelations shall be at the discretion of the Event Committee and made on a case by case basis (e.g. for an urgent medical or family emergency). If this situation arises, please get in contact with rally@ssago.org and we will do our best to accommodate you..

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