The Scouting programme is split into 5 different age groups for the delivery of our programme:
||5 - 8
||1730 - 1830 hrs
||7 - 11
|| Mondays or Tuesdays
||1830 - 2000 hrs
||10 - 15
||1900 - 2100 hrs
||14 - 19
||1900 - 2100 hrs
I Share, I Care, I Discover, I Grow.
I will try to share my fun and help others
At the Kea level the aim is to have heaps of fun and introduce you to a range of outdoor experiences whereby you can start to gain some confidence and a love of the outdoor adventure playground that we live in.
Activities range from exploring the environment, bush walks, family boating days, camping, sleepovers, camp fires, sailing, canoeing, art and craft, conservation, using Hobo stoves….
When you move up to Cubs we will expand on the above experiences and you will start to learn some of the basic skills around these activities and teamwork will start to play a bigger part.
At Scouts leadership gets added into the teamwork mix. With the boating there will be lots of pportunity to test yourself against your peers in the many regattas that we do.
The opportunities once you get to Venturers are limitless and you will be responsible for setting the focus of the programme. It will build on everything you have done from Keas right through to Venturers.
Rovers is the opportunity for you to give something back. This is the service section of the movement. And no, service does not mean it is not fun…
The Kea Award Scheme
Click on this link to take you to the Award Scheme pages.
Meeting Times and Location
Keas generally meet on a Monday night at the New Lynn Scout Hall on Margan Avenue, typically from 1730-1830hrs (5:30-6:30pm). However, during the summer these times and location may vary a little as we chase the tides when doing boating activities.
Weekly meetings coincide with the normal school terms.
We recommend that you come along to 2-3 meetings (no charge) to meet everyone and give it a go. If you like it, let one of your leaders know and they will arrange to invest you as a member of Scouts NZ. You will need to buy a Uniform Shirt as part of becoming an invested member.
It pays to ring one of the leaders below before coming along for the first time to confirm the meeting time and location as these can vary depending on the activity planned for the evening. The leaders will also be able to tell you if you need to bring anything with you (i.e. a change of clothes if we are going boating).
The Uniform shirt we wear is our Group Blue Activity shirt. These can be purchased from your leader for $30. You will be provided with a Group Scarf and membership badges when you are invested as a member.
The Kea term fee will be $50 per term, camps and some activities may cost extra
Cheques: made out to: “New Lynn Sea Scout Group” with name written on back of cheque.
Cash: to be in an envelope with name written
Direct Credit: Account; New Lynn Sea Scout Group; 12–3045–0425647–00. Use the references “First Name” “Last Name”
Your leader is Dylan Simpson who is often assisted by the Scouts and Venturers.