Since COVID-19 arrived in New Zealand and the Alert Level system was introduced SCOUTS New Zealand has placed the safety and wellbeing of its members at the forefront of our decision making. Understandably the resurgence of community based transmission has caused further disruption to SCOUT activities. This resurgence has resulted in the need to reflect on our current operating restrictions
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.
We empower youth through adventurous experiences to lead lives that make a positive difference
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!