The Scout Section provides the opportunity for young people to test their limits and take the lead in their adventures…
As a Scout you will:
- Experience a variety of exciting adventurous activities.
- Learn valuable life skills like leadership, responsibility, and confidence.
- Meet new people and contribute to your community.
- Have the opportunity to participate in National and International Events, such as Jamborees and National Schools.
Scouts is about having fun while gaining valuable leadership skills and self-confidence. Scouts enjoy outdoor adventures like mountain biking, rock climbing, and lots of camping while working together with other young people to accomplish thrilling challenges and contribute to their communities.
The Scout 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, learning and friendship are the cornerstones of the Kea programme. Keas do 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, water activities and weekend camps are some of the fun outdoor adventures that Cubs enjoy.
Ages 11 to 14
Scouts is about 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, real-life, hands-on experiences for youth, by taking 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.