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 (St Columbas, Hillcrest, St Marys, Chartwell & St Peters), as well as Groups in Ohaupo, Pirongia, Te Awamutu, Te Kuiti, Taumarunui, Cambridge, Pukeatua, Putaruru, and Tokoroa.

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)

Abseil Course for Leaders

Abseil Course for Leaders

This course is open to all Leaders interested in abseiling. It provides a level of theoretical and practical training as a starting point. The first day covers the theory part and then on day 2 you will spend the day on a local farm learning the practical aspects of abseiling.

To register for this course please complete the online registration form at the bottom of the Events Page. Registrations close 28th February.

Further information can be found by clicking on the Find Out More link.

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Essential Training for Leaders

Essential Training for Leaders

This training is mandatory for all Leaders who have yet to complete 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 and Programme Planning.

More information can be located via the Find Out More link with registrations via the Online Portal.

Registrations close 13th March.

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Waikato Scout & Guide Gang Show

Waikato Scout & Guide Gang Show

In April we will be starting our Gang Show journey towards another week of amazing performances. On 4th/5th April auditions will be held with the first rehearsal on 3rd May when we will also hold the parents meeting to start building the team of sewers, set builders, designers, stage crew, etc that are vital to support the cast.

Further information can be found by clicking on the Find Out More link.

You can also click HERE to access the Waikato Gang Show website.

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