Skip to content



Ages 18-26

Rovers run their own programme, and become part of a National and International whānau of people committed to bettering themselves and their communities…

As a Rover you will:

  • Experience and lead challenging adventures with others.
  • Develop a wide range of skills including leadership, event and project management, and all sorts of general life skills, such as budgeting, self reliance, and correct axe throwing technique.
  • Become an active member of your local, national, and international communities.
  • Attend Regional, National, and International Rover Events, like Moot, Barndance, Mudbash, Mini-Moot, and World Moot.

The Rover section is about determining your own way to develop yourself and those around you with support and encouragement from others. Throughout your time in Rovers you’ll meet some incredible people, participate in, assist with, and lead all sorts of activities, and develop skills for life. You might go on a canyoning trip, lead a personal finance session for your crew, or organise a year long river clean-up project in your local community. The only limit is your imagination.

Every Easter a small team of Rovers runs Moot, our pinnacle National event, where 200+ Rovers from across NZ and the world come together for a weekend of whakawhanaungatanga (community building) and celebration.

Rovers at Barn Dance

The Rover promise is:

On my honour, I promise to do my best,
To develop my spiritual beliefs,
To contribute to my community, country and world,
To help other people,
And to live by the Scout Law.

Te kī Taurangi Scout (Our Scout Promise)

E mana ai taku kī taurangi, kia pukumahi te mahi,
Kia tau te whakapono-ā-wairua,
Kia ihu oneone ki te hapori, ki te whenua tupu, ki te ao
Kia manaakitia tangata kē atu,
Kia ū ki tā te ture i kī mai ai.

For All young People

We welcome rangatahi and tamariki between the ages of 5 to 26.  We are open to young people of all ethnicities and religions. We are the worlds largest non-formal education institution, serving over 13,000 young people all across New Zealand. We organise ourselves around five sections.

Ages 5 to 8


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


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 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


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 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