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.
2021 Waikato Zone National Cub Day, due to be held in November, has been postponed until 2022 given continued uncertainty around lockdown periods and the impact they have on the number that can attend. Further information will be released as soon we can.
The Outdoor First Aid Course will be held at Camp Waingaro with both the refresher (Saturday only) or the full course (Saturday and Sunday) being offered.
The full (2-day) course participants must complete pre-course assignments (prior to the weekend).
Registrations are now open, please register via the Online Portal below and choose either Full or Refresher Course. For more information click on the Find Out More link below.
Enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Dates have been set for next years Summer Camp at Waitawheta Camp (near Waihi). Registrations are now open. Click on the Find Out More link below for more information.