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Team Pink are the team of the Executive Officers and Assistants who are responsible for the running and development of the National Student Scout and Guide Organisation.

Alex Banwell

Hi, I'm Alex. I am your Treasurer for the 2021-22 year. I intend to ensure the smooth operating of SSAGO's finances throughout the next year, as well as trying to improve their efficiency, by turning SSAGO into a charity.
I am a third-year Electronic Engineer at the University of Southampton, and have been heavily involved with Southampton SSAGO since I joined university. I was the Southampton webmaster 3 weeks after joining Southampton SSAGO, and then the Treasurer for the next year. I have been involved in Scouting since beavers, and thoroughly enjoy all things Scouty!
I'd love to hear any suggestions you have, or to just have a chat, so feel free to get in contact, or find me at the next SSAGO rally!

February 2022

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  • Charity: Met with Scouting and Guiding multiple times to ensure that they are happy with the new constitution, and to formalise a new 3-way agreement to put in place for the new charity
  • Accounts: Published the draft accounts for 2019-20 and 2020-21.
  • Bank accounts: Set up a Spring Rally, Summer Rally, Ball, Reunion, Witan, Shop, Indie and 2 spare event accounts with Lloyds
  • Bank accounts: Applied for debit cards for event accounts.
  • SSAGOBus: Booked, and organised the SSAGOBus to Viking Rally
  • Queries: Replied to a number of bank account related queries from clubs, using my knowledge and experience to help.
  • Events: Paid and checked lots of loans and tried to ensure that events were on budget, and accountable, including by sharing my own knowledge and experience with more recently elected events.

Aims

  • Charity: Continue to see through the process to become a charity over the line
  • Accounts: Continue to work on improving the accounts system to be more transparent
  • Bank accounts: Start to promote the use of the new bank accounts
  • Fundraising: Research grants that could be applied for once we become a charity

October 2021

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  • Charity: Submitted an application to the charity commission to register SSAGO as a charity!
  • Written the new constitution and bylaws and sought feedback from a range of interested parties.
  • Banking: Had some fun with HSBC, decided to switch to Lloyds.
  • Took control of the Lloyds bank accounts, and started the process of transferring the accounts over. Set up a new account for Viking Rally and the Dev Fund so far.

Aims

  • Banking: Finish changing SSAGO over to Lloyds fully, and close the HSBC accounts
  • Charity: See through the application, and any changes proposed by scouting/guiding, and ideally start activating some of the benefits of being a charity.

May 2021

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  • Charity: I have started updating the constitution, as well as I have had meetings with various groups to gather more information.
  • Bank Accounts: I have been working on changing the signatories for the accounts to enable me to apply to set up additional accounts, and perform other administrative tasks with them.

Aims

  • Charity: To work on updating the constitution to turn SSAGO into a charity
  • Bank Accounts: To set up new accounts (shop/indie/events (including regional)) to improve the operation of the SSAGO finances. I also intend to make some operational changes to make the running of the finances smoother.

May 2021

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