Scouts Aotearoa

Scouts empower youth through adventurous experiences to lead lives that make a positive difference.


Scouts welcome young people between the ages of 5 to 26 and are open to all genders, ethnicities, religions and abilities.

They serve over 13,000 young people all across New Zealand.

There are five youth sections in their Movement.

Keas(external link), ages 5 - 8

  • Fun and friendship are the cornerstones of the Kea programme. It is filled with a little bit of everything: outdoor activities, games, music, and crafts.

Cubs(external link), ages 8 - 11

  • Challenge and fun are the focus of the Cub programme. Hikes, weekend camps, and an introduction to water activities  are just a few of the fun outdoor adventures that Cubs enjoy.

Scouts(external link), ages 11 - 14

  • Scouts is about having fun while gaining valuable leadership skills and self-confidence by doing outdoor adventures like mountain biking, rock climbing, and camping.

Ventures(external link), ages 14 - 18

  • The Venturer programme offers exciting, fun, hands-on experiences for youth.  They take a step up in leading and running their own activities.

Rovers(external link), ages 18 - 26

  • Rovers run their own programme including regular Regional and National events with a focus on personal development, taking on leadership roles, and giving back to their communities.

Every week young people can expect to spend an evening doing adventurous, fun, active, challenging, and inclusive activities. One night it might be a scavenger hunt around town. On another night, it might be planning a tramping trip.

All the fun, adventure, and challenge is designed to help young people’s social, physical and mental, intellectual, character, emotional, and spiritual development.


To find your nearest group and to enquire about joining them please visit link).

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