Scouts are the world’s leading voluntary youth movement.

Keas, Cubs and Scouts youth programmes are designed to educate girls and boys to develop their emotional and community skills as they try new experiences.

We meet at the Scout Hall, Russell Reserve, Ngaio Road, Waikanae.

What does it cost?

Membership fees are $80.00 per term and are payable at the start of each term. These can be paid in instalments if necessary by automatic payment. Please speak to your leader if you would like to arrange this.

There is a one-off joining fee of $30.00.

Fees are to paid directly to our bank account:

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You must include the following details with your payment to enable us to allocate it correctly:

  • Child’s first initial and surname
  • Section (Keas, Cubs, Scouts or Venturers)
  • Term (1 – 4)

A portion of the fees goes to our National office. The rest goes towards payment of rates, power, insurance, etc.

We make up the shortfall in costs by fundraising and grants. Family support with fundraising is vital.

The Group scarf and woggle are provided by the group and are presented on investiture. The uniform shirt must be purchased by the member.  www.scoutingdirect.co.nz is the official scout shop.

Consent form

Our  consent form must be signed by parents before youth members can take part in any Scouting Activities. This gives the Group permission to undertake low risk activities within the normal programme. For all higher risk, overnight and weekend activities you will be given an individual consent form for each event which must be signed and returned before your child can participate.

This form also covers consent to publish photos of members, so please note on the form if you do not wish your child to be photographed.

Safety

You must ensure that a Leader is at the Hall before dropping your child off. At least two adults (Warranted leaders/parent help) must be present for the sessions to run. It is important to come into the hall to collect your child. Suitable footwear must be worn to all meetings.

Parent Help

Parent help is required at all sessions. Parents can sign up to help on meeting nights via Online Scout Manager (OSM)

Punctuality/Absences

Please ensure that children arrive on time and that you are on time to collect them. Please phone the leader if your child is going to be absent.

Membership Application & Consent Form

Please complete and return to the Section Leader.

The Group

The Group consists of a Group Leader, a Committee (who oversee property, gear and finances) and the Section Leaders who run the youth groups. We are constantly looking for adult leaders and committee members. All leaders and committee members are unpaid volunteers. The children of leaders pay $15.00, committee members’ children pay $50.00 per term.