Scouts take part in activities as diverse as kayaking, abseiling, expeditions overseas, photography, climbing and caving.
As a Scout you can learn survival skills, first aid, be part of a stage show, or even learn how to fly a plane.
Thereís something for every young person.
Itís a great way to have fun, make friends, get outdoors, express your creativity and experience the wider world.
Scouting Youth Development policy
Scouts NZ is putting in a new Youth Development Policy
The Youth Development policy put Youth at the Centre of all we do at SCOUTS
It outlines the intention of the programme to be flexible and adaptable to individual's
personal learning ability and needs.
Scouting is open to Boys and Girls from year 2 to year 13 (Approximately 6 - 18 yrs)
Any person that is older than that is welcome to join Scouting as a Adult Leader or a Rover (18 - 26 Year Olds)
Scouting Program is based around the following:
The Scouting program is based around a National based Program which means all Scouts within New Zealand are working on the same theme.
Term 1 2017 is Water
Term 2 2017 is Air
Term 3 2017 is Fire
Term 4 2017 is Earth
Sections in Scouting
School Year 1 - 3
School Year 3 - 6
School Year 6 - 10
School Year 10 - 13
14.5 - 18
18 - 26
For more information about ages and Transition please see Sections
Adults in Scouting
Potential adult leaders require recommendation by the Group Committee representing the parents, local referees and a police check.
They then undergo a probationary period which includes basic training before a warrant is issued.