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 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.

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

Sandford Course for Scouts

Sandford Course for Scouts

This is a theory based course with fun practical activities and scenarios to assist the development of, and extend leadership skills for Patrol Leaders, Assistant Patrol Leaders, and Senior Patrol Leaders. Leaders are also invited to attend as mentors or to observe the training.

For further details including format of the course, costs, how to apply, and what to bring, please click on the Find Out More link.

For enquiries regarding this event please e-mail Pete Richards @ cambridge@group.scouts.nz

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Practical Skills Course for Kea & Cub Leaders

Practical Skills Course for Kea & Cub Leaders

* Are you a new Leader or have been a Leader for a while?
* Do you want to learn new skills, or upskill yourself in camping, knots, compass, campcraft, programme planning, how to work with youth?

Then come along to this course at Hillcrest Scout Hall.

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 15th June.

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