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WHANGAPARAOA SCOUT GROUP

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Whangaparaoa Scout Group is part of New Zealand's biggest mixed youth organisation. We offer an exciting experience of fun and challenging activities around a badge system.

In this modern world of technology it is vital that our young people still get outdoors and learn practical and fun skills through experiencing new adventures. Being involved in scouting helps children and young adults reach their full potential.

Here at Whangaparaoa Scouts we offer Keas, from age 6-8 - Cubs from age 8-10  -   Scouts 10-14  - Ventures 14-18

Keas (Ages 6 - 8, Years 1 - 3 at School)

The Whangaparaoa Kea group meet on a Tuesday night from 5.45pm - 6.45pm.

Your child can join the Kea group usually around when they turn 6. Please contact us well in advance as we often have a waiting list. We are also very keen to hear from parents who are interested in becoming a leader.

The Kea motto is: 'I Share, I Care, I Discover, I Grow.' As a Kea you will:

  • have lots of fun and go on awesome adventures
  • play heaps of games and make lots of friends
  • earn Award badges
  • learn the Kea Promise and Motto
  • learn to sing the Kea Song and Kea Yell
  • take part in National Events such as Keas Day, Founders Day and Mudslide Day

Please contact us to find out more information about joining Keas.

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Cubs (Ages 8 - 10, Years 4 - 6 at school)

Whangaparaoa Cubs meet on Tuesday night from 6.45pm - 8.15pm.

As a Cub you will:

  • have lots of fun taking part in awesome activities like outdoor adventures, camping, bushwalking, outdoor cooking, expeditions, helping your Community, play games and making lots of friends.
  • have the chance to earn Personal Challenge Badges like Swimming, Hobbies, Pet Keeper, Scientist and Fishing, and each year of Cubs you can work towards the Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards.

To enquire about joining one of our cub packs please contact us.

Scouts (Ages 10 - 14, Years 7 - 10 at School)

Whangaparaoa Scouts meet on Monday nights from 6.45pm - 8.45pm.

 

At Scouts, we do anything and everything - all the fun things you have always wanted to do. Whether it is outdoor based activities such as tramping, camping, biking, rafting or indoor based such as scout craft, photography or pioneering - what you do is your choice.

We have a progressive Award Scheme based on the four cornerstones of outdoors, community, personal development and new experiences to keep you constantly pushing yourself to achieve your personal best. Not only will you gain practical skills, you will also gain life skills, such as leadership, responsibility and confidence.

You will become a member of a Scout Patrol within our Scout Troop. Together, you will make all the decisions, set goals and work together as a team to succeed in whatever you choose to do.

Most new Scouts have usually come through Cubs but we are always happy to have young people join straight into Scouts. Contact us about joining scouts.

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Venturers (Ages 14 - 18, Years 11 - 13 at School)

Whangaparaoa Venturers meet on a Thursday night from 7 - 9pm.

Ventures develop their own programme under the guidance of our Venture leader.

Become a Venturer and let the adventure begin. As a Venturer you will choose your own program. If it interests you, you can do it. And remember if it's not fun you aren't doing it right.

Typical activities include: Tramping, Climbing, Kayaking, Cycle Touring, Camping, Abseiling, Caving and whatever you choose.

As a Venturer you will also work towards your Queen's Scout Award. Becoming a Queen's Scout gives you the skills and confidence to achieve all of your goals in life. Because Queen's Scouts are exceptional young people, this award can be very useful when looking to attend sponsored courses (e.g. Outward Bound) and in finding work.

To enquire about joining Venturers please contact us.