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Sail away on a five day voyage dedicated specifically for Scouts Aotearoa and Girl Guiding NZ.

Now an annual event, the Advanced Training in Leadership at Sea ([email protected]) voyage has been designed for senior Scouts, new Venturers, and Rangers aged 14-16 years from throughout NZ to experience life on the sea, to explore new challenges of leadership, team work and personal development.


The 2022 Voyage took place late April/early May.  You can check out photos from their adventure on their Facebook page.

24 young people (plus an awesome crew) spent five days of glorious weather sailing around various islands in the Hauraki Gulf and practicing their new leadership knowledge and communication skills!

Thank you to our partner The New Zealand Sailing Trust.


Here’s what some of the past trainees have to say about their time on-board: 

“It was great! An interesting challenge that I really enjoyed. It was well worth attending. It’s given me confidence participating in the adventure of it all. It was great to meet a bunch of random Scouts and Rangers from around NZ and has given me more hands on sailing experience. When can I go again …?” 

“I came home absolutely buzzing from [email protected] What an amazing trip!!!! Apparently all I’ve done is talk about it ever since and ask about doing the ten day voyage” 

“I enjoyed it so much and I learned a lot about leadership and boating. It was something really different and a once in a lifetime adventure. I really enjoyed meeting all the great scouts, leaders and crew and made some great friends and memories. I have already put some of my new leadership skills into practice.” 

Dates: 11th – 16th April 2023
Cost: Due to cost increases, the cost for the 2023 voyage is likely to be $1500.  We are applying for grants to bring this cost down as much as possible and will let successful applicants know about this as we hear back from grant providers (travel to and from Auckland is additional to this fee).

Applications: Will open on Friday 3rd February.  Please register your interest for [email protected] 2023 here.
A deposit of $220 will be required to apply.
Any questions can be directed here.