Kea Scouts: 5 – 7yrs
Kea Scouts are young people usually aged between five and seven years old. They belong to the first and youngest Section in the Scouting family. Young people can join Kea Scouts in the six months leading up to their sixth birthday. They can move to the next Section, Cub Scouts, between seven years and six months and eight years six months.
Cub Scouts: 8 – 10yrs
There are loads of fun things that you can do as a Cub Scout. You will get a chance to try lots of different activities like swimming, music, exploring, computing and collecting. If you do them properly you will get a badge which you can wear on your uniform.
Cub Scouts also get to go on trips and days out, to places like Picton, parks or a farm. Sometimes you will be able to go camping with the rest of your Pack or Zone. This will mean you sleeping in a tent and doing loads of outdoor activities.
Scouts: 11 – 14yrs
Scouts are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities as part of their programme. “Participation” rather than meeting set standards is the key approach and for the Scout who wants to be recognised for his or her achievements there are a number of Challenges Awards and Activity Badges. Scouts take part in a balanced programme that helps them to find out about the world in which they live, encourages them to know their own abilities and the importance of keeping fit and helps develop their creative talents. It also provides opportunities to explore their own values and personal attitudes
Being outdoors is important and half the Programme is given over to taking part in both the traditional Scouting skills, such as camping, survival and cooking as well as the wide range of adventurous activities, anything from abseiling to yachting.
Venturers: 15 – 18yrs
The Venturer programme offers exciting, fun, real-life, hands-on experiences for youth. By taking a step up in leading and running their own activities, Venturers learn to nurture an active, healthy lifestyle; acquire the knowledge and skills for life and career development; and participate in thrilling outdoor adventures. Weekend events, extended hikes, camping, space for reflection, community service and more, round out the Venturer experience.
Volunteers: 18 – whenever
Scouting doesn’t stop just because you have gotten a job! Our volunteers are the great people that keep the movement going by working with, and alongside our young people, to help provide the safe, fun and outgoing program that we do.
The best thing is you get to take part in the activities too! Our Volunteers often tell us that they get far more back from giving a bit of their time and passion. There is a range of things you can do, from helping with fundraising and cleaning, to camps, running activities, right through to heading up your own section.
Take the challenge, and talk to us about being an Adult Volunteer.