Welcome to Scouts Waikato

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 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 Aotearoa is a volunteer organisation registered as a Charitable Trust under its own Act of Parliament.

What's coming up (more events & details are on the Events page)

Outdoor Skills for Venturers Course

Outdoor Skills for Venturers Course

Join Kaiarahi guides and fellow adventurers for a weekend of learning, sharing, and mastering practical outdoor skills. This isn't a lecture-fest; we're talking about hands-on activities, real-world practice, and even teaching each other! Challenge accepted?

Click on the FIND OUT MORE link for more information. Register via the online registration portal below.

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Practical Skills Focus Day - Orienteering

Practical Skills Focus Day - Orienteering

Note change of date.

This short course provides practical skills training for Leaders in the Cub, Scout and Venturer sections. The focus of this session will be on map, compass, orienteering, and navigation through open and bushy areas using a variety of tools and techniques.

Click on the FIND OUT MORE link for more information. Register via the online registration portal below.

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Waikato Scout & Guide Gang Show 2024 Auditions

Waikato Scout & Guide Gang Show 2024 Auditions

Can you sing or dance or act?
Do you want to sing, dance or act?
Do you want to learn a FULL theatre experience?
Do you want to help Ira find her dreams, battle the odds and find the Wizard of Odd?

Then the Waikato Gang Show is for you!

Auditions will be held in April - for more information click on the FIND OUT MORE link below or for the Audition Flyer click HERE.

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