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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.

Benjamin Gane

Hey I'm Ben, you may also know me as the SUGS mascot stealing ninja or the orange among us character on SUGS YouTube channel (check it out). I have been in scouting from beaver through to being a leader and also a Scout campsites booking secretary. At university I am a 4th year (MEng) Electronic Engineering student, where I have also been elected the treasurer of SUGS for a couple of years before moving on to the chair of Rali Cymru for the last 2 years.

As part of team pink, I wish to try and make the role of the treasurer from what seems a daunting task into one that is much simpler to grasp to newcomers of the position. I want to form a good relationship between events so that I can assist in financing and budgeting where they wish, along with arranging a properly ordered budget for SSAGOs own accounts.

I'm always up for hearing ways in which myself or SSAGO can do better so please get in touch!

Treasurer

July 2022

Report

  • Account Access: Good news! The mandate has been processed and all of team pink are all signatories for Lloyds. Bad news is that the bank decided to give me access to only 1 of the accounts...so we're almost there.
  • Event Budget Template: This has now been completed for events to use and will be having meetings with event treasurers to show them how it works.
  • Yearly Account Summaries: I have generated a new account summary for 2020-21, that not only now compares other SSAGO years annual review to the current one, but should also be inline for charity status. This has been sent of to SAGGA to review before creating the 2021-22 accounts. That set of accounts will be especially difficult given we changed from HSBC to Lloyds last year.

Aims

  • Accounts: Within the next month I should finally have access to the SSAGO accounts, in which I can then make sure all the annual reports are complete from the past couple of years.
  • Budget: I will be working on keeping a main SSAGO budget for the year ready for future treasurers.
  • Events: I can now begin giving new committees access to their event accounts. On top of this I plan to set up a few more accounts for other events to use to the SSAGO system.

June 2022

Report

  • Account Access: I've been applying to get the whole of Team Pink onto the Lloyds account (they've not made it easy and still waiting for access).
  • Meetings: I've been listening into the meetings for new events and giving them details about the budgeting. There have also been the fortnightly Team Pink meetings which have been attended.
  • Events Budgeting Template: A newly updated (and hopefully easier) events budget template has been created for new events, with the hope that it is easier to understand and keep track of finances.

Aims

  • Accounts: Within the next month I should finally have access to the SSAGO accounts, in which I can then make sure all the annual reports are complete from the past couple of years.
  • Budget: I will be working on keeping a main SSAGO budget for the year ready for future treasurers.
  • Events: Upon gaining access to the accounts I can then begin giving new committees access to their event accounts. On top of this I plan to set up a few more accounts for other events to use to the SSAGO system.
  • SSAGO Credit: I plan to create a new account for SSAGO credit to be stored if we find that the system has worked for the next couple of events.

March 2022

Aims