Waikato Zone is part of Scouts Aotearoa and supports delivery of the Scouting programme to youth members through the four Scout Groups in Hamilton city (Chartwell, Hillcrest, Kirikiriroa St Peters, and St Marys), as well as Groups in Cambridge, 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 these youth sections are not available in all Groups.
Programmes are based in the outdoors as much as possible, are educational in nature, and are fun. Scouts Aotearoa embraces youth development through youth led programmes to allow individuals to grow in a safe environment. 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 is provided. Scouts NZ is a volunteer organisation registered as a Charitable Trust under its own Act of Parliament.
Are you a new Kaiārahi?
Doyou want to learn new skills, or upskill yourself in camping, knots, compass,campcraft, programme planning, how to work with youth?
Are you an experienced Kaiārahibut want some further guidance on how to run a youth-lead programme?
For more information, cost, what to wear and bring, then click on the Find Out More link below.
Register via the Online Portal below, registrations close 14th June.
Visit the About Us page to learn about the role Scouts plays in our communities. Contact details for the Zone team and other parts of the organisation are also provided.
Check out what's coming up in the Events section. You will also be able to access the online registration portal to book your attendance.
Find details about Venue Hire for one of the nearby facilities including:
- Norton Rd Hall, Hamilton
- Camp Waingaro
- Camp Gow, Matamata
- Raglan Scout Hall
Visit the Other Links page to access the National Group Directory for contact details of all Scout Groups around the country.