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Calliope Sea Scouts

ZONE: Rangitoto Zone


Group Leader: Marguerite Spencer

Group Leader’s Email: [email protected]

Group Hall Address/Meeting Place: 25 King Edward Parade, Devonport, Auckland

NOTE:  Our Leaders are volunteers, so the expected time to respond to queries is three to five days.

Group’s Website: http://calliope.org.nz

Group’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/CalliopeSeaScouts/


Scouts Aotearoa offer young people a one month FREE trial, after which term fees apply.  Fees will vary between Scout Groups.

Term Fees: $95.00 per term.

Joining fee: Not applicable.


Keas, Cubs, Scouts, Venturers

NOTE: If you would like to get involved as a Leader or Parent Helper with our group, please get in touch with the Group Leader above.  For more information about volunteering with Scouts, please click here.


Keas (5-8 years): Thursday 4.15pm – 5.15pm

Cubs (8-11 years): Tuesday 5.30pm – 7.00pm

Scouts (11-14 years): Monday 6.00pm – 8.00pm

Venturers (14-18 years): Thursday 6.00pm – 8.00pm


Wait time for Keas:  No wait time.

Wait time for Cubs: No wait time.

Wait time for Scouts: No wait time.

Wait time for Venturers: No wait time.


Contact: Chris Leech – [email protected]

Hall Hire Fees: Hireage fees range from $75.00 to $500.00 with a refundable bond of $250.00. Cancellation fees do apply as per our website. For members of the New Zealand Defence Force there is a 10% discount available.

Hire details/restrictions: Hireage is limited to 50 people (maximum).

Equipment hire details: Not applicable.


Calliope Sea Scout Group was founded on the 25th June 1921 by Capt R Woods who was the first scout leader. The group name comes from the famous British Warship HMS Calliope, which was the only ship to outrun a tropical cyclone in Apia harbour. The building we use as “The Ship” was erected in 1903 for the North Shore Rowing Club and became “The Ship” in 1966. Before this the Group was run within the Naval Dockyard. In December 1922, the Admiral of the Fleet, Lord Jellicoe visited “The Ship” and signed the log book. Since then the Group has attended numerous Jamborees and Regattas and have won many events and trophies. The groups cutter is named Jellicoe, and we are proud to be the oldest Sea Scout Group in New Zealand and as such are entitled to wear the plain Black Scarf in recognition of this. So into the future we stride with confidence and strength from both the boys and girls, all the parents, committee and an ever supportive local community. We also maintain a strong bond with the Royal New Zealand Navy.