Welcome to Scouts Waikato

Waikato Zone is part of The Scout Association of New Zealand and delivers the Scouting programme to youth members through the five Scout Groups in Hamilton city (Chartwell, Hillcrest, Kirikiriroa (Nawton), St Marys, & St Peters), as well as Groups in Cambridge, Ohaupo, Pirongia, Putaruru, Taumarunui, Te Awamutu, and Te Kuiti.

The groups provide for one or more of the four youth sections – Keas (aged 5‑8), Cubs (8‑11), Scouts (11‑14), and Venturers (14‑18). Additionally we have our young adult section – Rovers (18‑26) based in Hamilton. Note that some of the above sections are not available in all Groups.

Programmes are based in the outdoors as much as possible, are educational in nature, are fun, and help to develop leadership qualities in the youth. We welcome enquiry for youth to join one of the sections mentioned above.

Parent and adult volunteer help is also welcomed in a section leadership role or on a group committee. Training will be provided.

What's coming up (more events & details are on the Events page)

Waikato Scout & Guide Gang Show Theatre Experience

Waikato Scout & Guide Gang Show Theatre Experience

Interested in Waikato Gang Show 2021?

Saturday 6 March - 12:30pm till 5:00pm

Join us at Chartwell Scout Hall, Bankwood Park (off Belmont Ave), Hamilton. Day includes:
- Lots of fun, orientation, theatre talk
- Set some scenes and a musical number

Open to Scouting and Guiding members aged 8 years and older. Cost $5 on the day.

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Initial Training for Leaders

Initial Training for Leaders

This free course is for all Leaders who have yet to complete their initial training. It is an opportunity to learn more about OSM, SPICES, Ceremonies, Scout Method, Plan Do Review, Child Protection, Promise & Law, Safety Management, Working with Youth, Youth Award Scheme, Reporting using Vault, National Programmes & Programme Planning.

Further information can be found via the Find Out More link below. Registrations through the Online Portal below.

Enquiries to zl.waikato@zone.scouts.nz

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Outdoor Skills Training for Venturers & Leaders

Outdoor Skills Training for Venturers & Leaders

This is a hands-on practical course with all Scout Leaders invited! Course will incorporate outdoors training, leading, outdoor survival, navigation, river safety, etc.

More information can be located by clicking on the Find Out More link below.

Enquiries regarding this course to Doug Faulkner 027-2750032

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