What is Scouting? ADVENTURE!
Scouting is a remarkable movement that brings amazing benefits and enjoyment to everyone involved – children, leaders, parents and everyone involved with the running of the group.
Through adventure, we help our scouts develop team-work skills, friendships, confidence, independence, responsibility and a ‘can do’ attitude to help prepare them for the wider world.
Everyone in our group takes part in many adventures & activities at weekly evening meetings, weekend activities in the term, and week-long summer camps (for the older sections). In a typical year, we will go climbing, cycling, caving, hammocking, canyonning, hiking, canoeing, abseiling, kayaking, swimming, fire-lighting, community visits, craft activities, raft building and many many more adventures.
Check out our Facebook Group to see what exciting things we’ve been doing recently.
Who is Scouting for? EVERYONE!
Our group runs Keas (5-7yrs- Tuesdays) Cubs (8-10yrs – Mondays) Scouts (11-14yrs – Thursdays) and Venturers (15-18yrs) and we always need plenty of adult leaders. Some people think Scouts is just for boys – it’s not – we have of girls too!
How much does it cost?
Fees vary between sections, around $70 – $80 per term (less if you would like to be a leader!), which covers weekly meetings, insurance, membership etc. Camps cost extra, and the cost depends on the activities – typically a weekend camp costs $25-$30. We do fundraising during the year, and have help available for fees, don’t let the $$ be a barrier!
Who runs Scouting? VOLUNTEERS!
Everyone in our group is a volunteer, which is why we can provide such great value activities. All our leaders have undergone extensive training and criminal records checks, and when we provide “adventurous activities” we will either use externally qualified people, or our own leaders with appropriate qualifications.
Where are we? Witherlea – Blenheim!
Our weekly meetings are in Taylor Pass Road, Witherlea, Blenheim. Our weekend camps are typically within 45 minutes from Blenheim, and every three years, we have our a Jamboree camp somewhere in New Zealand (for the scout section)!
Any questions? GET IN TOUCH!
Drop us an email and we can answer any questions you may have – groupleader@CWParkScouts.org.nz.