Waikanae Scouts Make it to Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards Finals

logo of the wellington airport regional community awards with a large blue heart.

Finals Here We Come!

Proving that our Scout Group really does punch above its weight we have been selected for the Wellington Airport Regional Community Award Finals! This is fantastic, and is in itself a great reward for all our committee, leaders and of course our youth, without whom there is no Scouts at all!

Let's hear it for all the Keas, Cubs, Air Cubs, Scouts, Air Scouts and Venturers! BRAVO and a very big well done.

To join the adventure, get in touch with us here and get stuck into having fun on the land, in the sea or flying high, Scouts NZ has it all.

Easter ANZAC Action

It may be the holidays but it's all go here at Waikanae Scout Group. On Thursday evening the Air Scout troop invited the Group to come along and sew for the Healing Hearts project organised by Scout parent Irma Huth. The sewn hearts were delivered to Irma on Friday and she was delighted with our efforts. You can find out more about her project here. 

Not content to rest up, the Air Scouts helped out the RSA by selling poppies outside two local supermarkets in Waikanae.  It was a very cold Friday evening, but they stuck it out, and then Saturday morning saw them out again. Always willing to help, they also arranged to cover the Air Cadets for an hour so they could get a break from their own poppy duties.

But wait, there's more! If you're at a loose end over the Easter holidays on Wednesday afternoon there will be an Easter Egg Hunt and Disco at the Scout Hall. For ages up to ten, we'll have music, lollies, glow gear, food and dancing.  For only $2.00 entry, it'll be heaps of fun!

Don't forget to look out for the Scouts on Saturday at the Easter Market in Waikanae, we'll be running our sausage sizzle in the market, and running a raffle to win a load of firewood.

All our Keas, Cubs, Scouts and Venturers will also be on parade on ANZAC day in Waikanae at the Memorial Hall. As usual we will be helping the RSA set up the hall and tidy up after the service.

...did someone say 'holiday?!'


Monster Bash Halloween Party

Hallowe'en Costume Party

Kia ora everyone!

Halloween is almost upon us and here at Waikanae Scouts we figured why should the kids get all the fun?

So come with us and party like it's November 3rd in our amazing Hallowe'en Hall fantastically festooned by our dastardly decorators! Doors open at 1900 until 2330 else we'll all turn into pumpkins!

There will be spot prizes and a really cool prize for the best costume.

Tickets are a miserly $20.00 and includes drink of your choice from our bar on entry and supper. Eftpos is alsoavailable.

Strictly one for the over 18's! This is a child free-zone and tickets are genuinely limited.

All proceeds will be supporting our Scouts getting to Jamboree at Mystery Creek in Hamilton.

So what are you waiting for? Call your mates, get your glad rags and head on over to www.party.misfitt.nz to book your tickets NOW!

Get it in your diary! Waikanae Memorial Hall - 1900 - November 3rd 2018

Any queries, please get in touch with Kitty on 0223074553.

Raffle Winners!

Return flight to Auckland for one kindly donated by Air Chathams
Winner – J McLaughlin

Trip to Kapiti Island for two donated by Kapiti Island Nature Tours
Winner – M Partelow

Kapiti 10 Pin Voucher – Winner – Brenda F

Pirate Cove Adventure Golf Voucher – Winner – I Baxter

Laserforce Voucher – Winner – J Mamak

Victoria’s Beauty Retreat Voucher – Winner E Lester

V K Personal Training Package – Winner – J McLaughlin 

Snipz Gift Bag – Winner – A Latimer

L’Amour En Cage Gift Basket – Winner – Amberley

Waikanae Air Scout Produce Bags – Winner – E Lester

$100 Harvey Norman Voucher donated by an Officer at 49 SQN Air Cadets – Winner – B Wilson

Five go to Aviation School

The first week of the April school holidays sees Hokowhitu Scout Den converted into the Scouts NZ National Aviation School. This year 42 youth from across New Zealand spent a week (yes – seven full days) learning about all things ar

ound aviation. Two of our leaders (Mike & Richard) attended to gain their Aeronautical Charge Certificates, and Kitty returned for kicks and to help with the youth.

(Emma turned up for a paltry two nights after all the hard work was done and just in time for the fancy dinner.)picture of nine air scouts.

All eight (nine) worked their socks off and will attest that the school (NOT a camp!) is hard, hard work, but worth every second. It culminates in a day of flying and youth have the chance to experience taking the controls of various aircraft. Throw in a visit to RNZAF Base Ohakea and Massey School of Aviation and you can gain a taste of why it’s such an amazing opportunity.

All five of our Air Scouts achieved all eight aviation personal challenge badges and received the restricted ‘Air Achievement’ award strip. Look out for it on the top of their right sleeve.

If your Scout will be 12 + next April, perhaps they would like to give it a go! Don’t forget that Scouts NZ runs a variety of National Schools. Details are here. 


Air Scouts Take Off


scout with thumbs upWhat a crazy couple of terms Waikanae Air Scouts have had! Since their first meeting in October 2017 they have done so much.  A small selection is helping with community drives, hiking, camping, staying out in the wilds of the Tararuas, riding bikes, and of course, learning heaps about aviation. What else have they been doing? Oh yes, having heaps of FUN!

On Sunday they finally took to the skies in a state-of-the-art glider with Gliding Manawatu, who kindly allowed us to totally take over their airfield for the day. Seventeen Air Scouts and six leaders took off in style and many took the opportunity to take the controls for achild in glider looking happy. time whilst in the air. Everyone had a positive experience of non-powered flight.

We’ve got some pictures here, (doesn’t the look on their faces say it all?!) but for more check out their Facebook group.


If you know a young person aged 11 – 14 who’s keen on Aviation, be sure to give them a call on 0223074553 or complete our contact form here. 

   glider soars against a clear blue sky       glider on grass about to launch


The Wonderful Waikanae Show!

Raffle winner.

Our Air Scouts were out and about at the Waikanae Show this weekend, and one of their number was determined to complete fundraising for the forthcoming National Scout Aviation School in April.

Amelia spent the entire show selling raffle tickets to a meat raffle.  She was lucky enough to have had the prize donated from a local family. She sold, sold, sold all day and is well on her way to the National School!

The raffle was drawn by Beach FM’s Corrin Crisp, and the lucky winner was red 39 which was Leticia Armstrong from Paraparaumu.  Air Scout leader Kitty and Amelia delivered the prize to a delighted Leticia that afternoon.

Thanks to everyone at the Waikanae Show and our awesome community for all your support.

Founder’s Day Awards

Awesome news this week as we discovered our very own group leader, Karen Maddocks, was awarded the prestigious Medal of Merit by Scouts NZ.  Special Service Awards recognise an outstanding contribution made by an adult to Scouting. Great news, Karen, well deserved and we’re all delighted for you! 

We must also give a great big BRAVO to Glyn Wilman on achieving the Chief Scout Award, and Holly Darton for the attainment of Queen’s Scout. Great to see!

Happy Campers Group Up


Group photo camp

Phew, what a weekend!  But didn’t we all have a blast?! Everyone is recovering from our awesome group camp that saw our Keas, Cubs, Land and Air Scouts come together helped with fab catering by our Venturers and overlooked by our intrepid leaders.

We made shelters in the bush,  played water games, built stuff, played games, performed hilarious skits at campfire, tried to get some sleep and finished in style with our founder’s day waterslide.

What are you waiting for?! Contact us to find out how you can join in!