Section Leaders often speak of how rewarding it is to volunteer with Scouts.

Leaders are volunteers of all ages – often parents who choose to become a Leader because their children is involved in Scouts.

These wonderful people are the lifeblood of the Scouts organisation – they are people who generously give their time, skills and experiences to help their local Scouts group.

All Leaders are warranted with NZ Scouts and Police checked every two years.  Leaders are also asked to complete the Leaders Training Scheme.

New Leaders are always welcome because naturally, people’s lives change there is inevitably movement within groups.


How being a Leader is very rewarding:

  • You see and assist young people achieve
  • You can be involved in your son’s or daughter’s activities
  • You can further influence your child’s development
  • You take part in many varied activities and personally learn new skills
  • You can pass on your skills and knowledge
  • You make a positive contribution to your local community
  • You meet and work with a large group of adults
  • You join a network of new friends

We’re fortunate on Waiheke Island to have a great network of Scouting Leaders for our tamariki.  While each person brings their own special flavour into the mix, Scouting NZ encourages every Leader to follow specific training programmes, following water-based trainings in addition to courses for first aid, camping management and so on.

Becoming a Leader

Thinking about becoming a Leader?  WONDERFUL – we need you 🙂

Please get in touch with one of the Leaders to find out more.  In the meantime, you may find some interesting reading in the booklets below:

To find out more about joining our group, please get in touch with us! 


How to become a leader

To become “Warranted”

3 steps:

  1.         Contact us to discuss joining
  2.         Complete application form – (formal Scouts application – approved members only please)
  3.         Read guide (An introduction to SCOUTS) and complete last part of booklet.

To get started, please get in touch with us! 


To become a parent helper:

  1.         Complete application form – (formal Scouts application – approved members only please)

To get started, please get in touch with us!