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)

Initial Training for Leaders

Initial Training for Leaders

This free course is mandatory 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. Registrations through the Online Portal below.

Enquiries to zl.waikato@zone.scouts.nz

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Scout Scarf Day

Scout Scarf Day

It's nearly that time again - Scout Scarf Day (observed) is on Monday 3rd August and is our National Day to promote Scouting at school, university and work. Wear your scarf with pride!

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Practical Skills Training for Scout Leaders

Practical Skills Training for Scout Leaders

This is a hands-on practical training course with all Scout Leaders invited! It will help you to - learn skills to enhance your programme with Youth at the Centre; build confidence to train other Leaders and youth; and get the most out of your Scouting.

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

Registrations close 31st July. Enquiries regarding this event via e-mail to Craig McCurdy craig.kaa@gmail.com

Cossgrove Course for Scouts is being run alongside this event.

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