Venturers develop their own programmes and this distinguishes them from other sections. Venturers meet as needed for trips they have planned, and this may not be weekly. Safety in Venturer activities is the responsibility of the Venturers Leader — a Scouts NZ certificated parent volunteer. Venturers occasionally join activities in our Scout, Cub and Kea sections — a great community building link between the parents and younger kids!
A progressive award scheme enables Venturers to extend their range of skills and earn certificates that lead towards the Queen’s Scout Award and the Duke of Edinburgh / young New Zealander’s Challenge Gold Award.
The Venturers program is designed around Year 11 to Year 14 at school (14-18 years old).
- Venturer Leader: Dan Tisch (currently)
- Scouts and Venturers meet: Per email comms
Typical activities are: Tramping, Climbing, Kayaking, Cycle Touring, Camping, Abseiling, Off-Road Car Building and Racing, and Sailing.
You will also learn many new skills and make new friends. Social activities are an important part of Venturing, and you will take part in Quiz nights, Formal Balls, Casino evenings and many other fun events. Meeting other Venturers from around NZ and the world, and making friends for life are all a part of Venturing.
You will also work towards your Queen’s Scout Award. Becoming a Queen’s Scout gives you the skills and confidence to achieve all of your goals in life. Because Queen’s Scouts are exceptional young people, this award can be very useful when looking to attend sponsored courses (eg Outward Bound) and in finding work.
Venturer Leaders and Parent Helpers Wanted!
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.
Important Note: Some sections may already be full. To avoid disappointment, please get in touch with us BEFORE you register. If the section you would like to join is already full, we will invite you to join our waiting list so that we can be in touch when places become available.