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)

Essential Training for New Kaiārahi

Essential Training for New Kaiārahi

Are you a new Kaiārahi?
Do you want to learn about the Award Scheme, SPICES, how the Better World badges work, how Youth Led practices can work for you?
Are you an experienced Kaiārahi but want to have a refresher on the new programme now that your section has transitioned and after further guidance on how to run a youth-lead programme?

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

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2024 48th Annual Piopio Adventure Camp

2024 48th Annual Piopio Adventure Camp

Youth registrations for the 2024 48th annual Piopio Adventure Camp are now open.

Click on the FIND OUT MORE link to access more information about the camp and how to register.

All enquiries to piopioadventure@gmail.com

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Introduction to Tramping for Leaders

Introduction to Tramping for Leaders

Join us for an immersive outdoor skills course led by experienced New Zealand Outdoor Association (NZOIA) Bush Leaders and Kaiarahi. This hands-on program is perfect for Kea, Cub, Scout, and Venturer Kaiarahi who are new to leading expeditions or want to refresh their existing skills.

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

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