Orewa Sea Scouts
The Orewa Sea Scout group is part of the Scouts New Zealand Organisation since April 4th, 1960. We are a very active Sea Scout group operating out of Orewa, which is a small seaside town about 25km north of Auckland.
Scouting is not just about knots, woggles and scarves, and it’s not just for boys either! Scouts is about fun and personal development: this means promoting the physical, intellectual, social and spiritual well-being of the individual, helping them achieve their full potential.
In SCOUTS, we believe that young people develop best when they are ‘learning by doing’, when they are given responsibility, work in teams, take acceptable risks and think for themselves.
The New Zealand program is broken in to five age units; Keas (ages 5-8), Cubs (ages 8-10), Scouts (ages 11-13), Venturers (14-18), and Rovers (ages 19-26). As Scouts gain maturity and experience, they are encouraged to take on more responsibility for organising and overseeing their own activities.
We run various outdoor activities based on the Scouting New Zealand national programs. Our younger Keas have a fun programme of discovery, learning by sharing, and water safety during the summer months; Cubs participate in many outdoor adventures, camps, kayaking and swimming, and learning about volunteering in the community around us; Scouts and Venturers have a strong focus on water based activities and are further challenged by a programme of achievement, leadership, mentorship and service. This can involve attending adventure camps, jamborees and a national schools, plus with the group being an approved Award Unit, they are also able to obtain The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Awards alongside the Scout Award Scheme.
Scouts groups are supported by a Group Committee made up of interested parents and other adults in the community.
Orewa Sea Scout group has always had, and continues to have, a long term commitment to the youth of the Orewa, Millwater, Red Beach & Silverdale Communities. By guiding and teaching them scouting, water safety and boating skills we believe this equips them to become worthwhile and valuable members of our community.
Our ‘ship’ is situated right on the beach at 467 Hibiscus Coast Highway, northernmost end of Orewa Beach.
Our most junior group. Thursdays 4:30pm to 5:30pm.
Our Cubs do all sorts of cool activities outdoors. Thursdays 6pm to 7:30pm.
Our Scouts learn basic sailing and rowing skills and all about water safety. They can attend Jamboree, Regattas and do more demanding activities. The Scouts section is more youth-driven than the Keas or Cubs. Wednesdays 6pm to 8pm.
Orewa Venturers take an active role in our group providing mentorship and leadership for younger members. They are responsible for much of their own programs with the guidance of our Venturer Leaders, and can work on their King Scout and Duke of Edinburgh Awards. They can also attend Jamboree supporting our Scouts and help with the running of the programme, as well as participating during many Regattas organised throughout the year. Tuesdays 6pm to 8pm.
The Orewa Sea Scouts Hall (known as the “Ship”) is available for hire weekdays (day time only outside our meeting times) and on weekends (Strictly no alcohol on premises and we do not cater for Weddings).
Our hall is ideal for kids birthday parties, Scouts groups’ sleepovers and weekend activities during daytime, community group meetings, fitness groups, school groups and family gatherings.
The Ship is large and spacious and with its direct access to the beach and Arundel Reserve makes it an ideal location for your function.
Find more events and updates on our Facebook Page
- Quiz Night FUNdraiser – Jun.14th at Northern Union Silverdale May 3, 2023
- New Helmets thanks to Hibiscus Coast Local Board (Apr.2023) April 30, 2023
- Oktoberfest Night – New Fundraiser for Orewa Sea Scouts September 6, 2022
- Volunteer Week 2022 – Our Leaders meet for Water Charge Cert Training June 26, 2022