Venturers create and run their own programmes and use their experiences to push boundaries and become leaders in their communities…
As a Venturer you will:
- Create lasting friendships and connect with others across the country.
- Plan and lead your own adventurous experiences.
- Learn important skills for life and tackle the big issues facing the young people of today.
- Create a positive impact in your communities.
- Participate in National and International Events, like Venture, Regional Camps, National Schools, and World Jamboree.
- Have tons of fun!
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, Venturers learn to nurture an active, healthy lifestyle; acquire the knowledge and skills for life and career development; and participate in thrilling outdoor adventures. Weekend events, extended hikes, camping, space for reflection, community service and more, round out the Venturer experience
Venturers do community service and their meeting nights often involve going out and getting involved in their communities.
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.