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)

Campfire Leaders' Training Course

Campfire Leaders' Training Course

  • Enjoy singing - even if you can’t sing in tune?
  • Need some new programme ideas for your Club/Pack/ Troop/Unit?
  • Want to meet other leaders and have a fun day’s training?

The course is to be held at Norton Rd Scout Hall, Hamilton from 1pm till 8pm. Cost $20.

Registrations and enquiries to contact Anne Duncan at dentype@xtra.co.nz

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Practical Skills Course for Kea & Cub Leaders

Practical Skills Course for Kea & Cub Leaders

* Are you a new Leader?
* Do you want to learn new skills, or upskill yourself in camping, knots, compass, campcraft, programme planning, how to work with youth?
* Are you an experienced Leader but want some further guidance on how to run a youth-lead programme?

Then come along to this course at Hillcrest Scout Hall on 10th July.

For more information, costs, what to wear and bring, etc then click on the Find Out More link below. Register online via the portal below.

Registrations close 7th July.

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Venturers - King Country 4x4 Camp

Venturers - King Country 4x4 Camp

When:  16th, 17th, 18th July 2021 (Middle weekend of July school holidays).
What:
Day one is with the King Country 4x4 club in remote bush and mud. Day two will be a choice from a selection of various outdoor adventurous activities.
Places are very limited by the numbers the 4x4 club can seat in vehicles safely, as well as the capacity of the lodge.
More info and to register access via the link below. 
Note:
The driver bringing you to and from the event must stay for the weekend.

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