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 Scarf Day

Scout Scarf Day

It's nearly that time again - Scout Scarf Day (observed) is on Monday 2nd August and is our National Day to promote Scouting at school, university and work. Wear your scarf with pride!

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Tied Up In Knots - Practical Skills Training

Tied Up In Knots - Practical Skills Training

This short course provides practical skills training for Leaders. The focus of this session will be on ropes, rope care, core Scouting knots and their uses, lashing and pioneering construction.

More information can be located via the Find Out More link below.

To register for this event scroll to the bottom of the Events page and complete the online registration form.

Registrations close 7th August. Enquiries to waikatozonetraining@gmail.com

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Cossgrove Practical Skills Course for Scouts & Leaders

Cossgrove Practical Skills Course for Scouts & Leaders

This is a hands-on practical training course with all Scouts invited! It will help you to learn new skills; work as a team to achieve a great outcome; assist senior Scouts with how to train other Scouts, and get the most out of your Scouting.

In addition a Leaders version will be run alongside the Scouts. This is a fantastic opportunity to develop your practical skills.

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

Applications close 12th August.

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