Join the Adventure!

For All young People

We welcome young people between the ages of 5 to 26 and are open to all genders, ethnicities and religions. We are the world’s largest non-formal education institution, serving over 13,000 young people all across New Zealand. There are five youth sections in our Movement.

Ages 5 to 8

Keas

Fun and friendship are the cornerstones of the Kea programme. It is filled with a little bit of everything: outdoor activities, games, music, and crafts. 

Ages 8 to 11

Cubs

Challenge and fun are the focus of the Cub programme. Hikes, weekend camps, and an introduction to water activities  are just a few of the fun outdoor adventures that Cubs enjoy. 

Ages 11 to 14

Scouts

Scouts is about having fun while gaining valuable leadership skills and self-confidence by doing outdoor adventures like mountain biking, rock climbing, and camping.

Ages 14 to 18

Venturers

The Venturer programme offers exciting, fun, hands-on experiences for youth.  They take a step up in leading and running their own activities.

Ages 18 to 26

Rovers

Rovers run their own programme including regular Regional and National events with a focus on personal development, taking on leadership roles, and giving back to their communities

Our Purpose

We empower youth through adventurous experiences to lead lives that make a positive difference

YOUTH
PROGRAMME

Every week you can expect your young person to spend an evening doing adventurous, fun, active, challenging, and inclusive activities. One night it might be a scavenger hunt around town. On another night, it might be planning a tramping trip. All the fun, adventure, and challenge is designed to help your young persons social, physical and mental, intellectual, character, emotional, and spiritual development.

YOUTH
PROGRAMME

Every week you can expect your young person to spend an evening doing fun, adventurous, challenging, active, and inclusive activities. One night it might be a scavenger hunt around town. On another night, it might be planning a tramping trip. All the fun, adventure and challenge is designed to help your young persons social, physical and mental, intellectual, character, emotional and spiritual development.

Our Values

As a values based membership organisation, we ask everyone to commit to a common set of values. These values are inclusive and designed to support young people on their developmental journey.

Have Respect

We ask everyone to have respect for themselves and others, as well as the environment.  We use this commitment to ensure our members have strong positive working relationships and understand how they connect to the environment.

Do What is Right

We ask everyone to commit to being trustworthy and tolerant, and to having integrity. For young people this means always doing the ‘right thing’. This value is about encouraging personal responsibility and broader citizenship.

Be Positive

Finally, we ask members to commit to accepting challenges with courage and to be a friend to all. This focuses on helping members use bravery to face tough times, as well connecting with people from different communities.

Volunteer

We are always looking for Adults who are committed to helping young people reach their best potential.  You don’t need to know how to pitch a tent, we can help you learn how to do that! 

national schools

national schools

Mahi Tahi

MEMBERS site

Mahi Tahi is our online tool to support your Scouting journey. It connects you with your Scout Group and helps track your personal progression through the programme. It you’re a member, head on over and get involved!

News

Scarf Day 2020
Events

Scarf Day 2020

On Monday August 3rd, Scouts all over the country participated in Scout Scarf Day. Scarves were worn to school, work, playgrounds, tree climbing, to the beach and more!

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Scarf Day resources 2020
Events

Scout Scarf Day Resources 2020

It’s that time of the year again where we wear our Scout Scarf to work or school for the day (or wherever else we might be headed!)
Please see below for Scarf Day resources.

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