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)

Scout & Venturer Abseil Day

Scout & Venturer Abseil Day

Have you got what it takes?

This is an opportunity for Scouts, Venturers, Rovers & Leaders to have a go at abseiling at "The Shield", Waitawheta River Valley near Paeora.

Please carefully read the instructions and further information provided via the Find Out More link below. Given the limited space from where this event is run, groups must book their time slot in advance.

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Outdoor First Aid Course

Outdoor First Aid Course

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 waikatozonetraining@gmail.com

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