The focus for our Scouts group is around water activities – including sailing, knowledge of watercraft, swimming, kayaking, rowing and learning about seamanship (knots, what to wear to keep safe etc.)
We also enjoy a lot of land based activities such as tramping, camping, biking, craft, photography, skiing or pioneering!
Generally speaking, the water activities tend to occur more in the warmer months, with more inside activities happening during the winter months.
We have some wonderfully knowledgeable and skilled Leaders who run these activities – but we are always looking for more helpers and leaders!
Scouts Activity Plan:
Here is a sample of a typical plan for Scouts:
- 2 March – High tide. Wear appropriate water activity clothing (as discussed with your children). List will be provided
- 6-8 March – Trip to the Kai Iwi lakes for sailing Regatta. All scout invited. You will have already replied if your Scout is intending to go
- 9 March – Low tide. Wear uniform. Badgework –> your Scout is working towards their Boatman and Oarsman award
- 16 March – High tide. Water activity
- 23 March – Low tide. Wear uniform. Camp preparation night – we have a camp at Easter. Discussion & practical evening around kit, menus, camp fire cooking etc
- 30 March – High tide. Water activity
- 3 – 6 April – Easter Sailing Camp.
- 12 April – Tramping / Hiking trail planning
- 19 April – Bivouac building (survival shelter)
Scout Leaders Needed
We are always looking for new scout Leaders and parent volunteers to help out on sailing days / afternoons.
Even a little help with making hot drinks, providing biscuits/cake and moral support! This is especially needed on the water activity nights. If you are able to help with this, then please get in touch.
Scouts Waiheke are always looking for new Leaders. You will be fully supported in your journey and you would need to give around 3 hrs per week – and the role would be shared with other Leaders.