Leaders often speak of how rewarding it is to volunteer with SCOUTS New Zealand. Many parents choose to become a Leader of a Kea Club, Cub Pack, Scout Troop, or Venturer Unit, and experience SCOUTS for themselves – learning and challenging themselves as they progress through SCOUTS New Zealand’s Leader Training scheme.
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:
- Information Booklet: An Introduction to Scouts NZ for Leaders
- Information Booklet: Adult Leader Training Framework
How to become a leader
To become “Warranted”
- Complete police check form (Request and Consent NZ Police Form)
- Complete application form (Warrant Application form)
- Read guide (An introduction to SCOUTS) and complete last part of booklet.
To become a parent helper:
- Complete a police check form (Request and Consent NZ Police Form)
- Complete the application form. (Adult helper Application Form)