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What you can expect from SCOUTS

Joining

On your first visit you will receive this information about Scouts and a Consent and Application to join form to complete. Your child has three free visits to decide if Scouts is for them before they are invested

Investiture

New members make the Promise and are then presented with the Group scarf, a woggle and a membership certificate

Scouting is a uniformed organisation and the Kaukapakapa Group requires members to wear the official Scout shirt and scarf, with plain black shorts or trousers, and with plain dark sandals or shoes. No Jandals or Crocs please

The costs

Annual subscriptions are paid to assist in meeting the fixed costs of running the Scout Group, support and organisation from the Regional Office, National Office and support from the World Scout Organisation

Upon joining, you will pay the pro-rated sub and the uniform fee. Please check the Fees & Payments page for the current costs. If a family has difficulty meeting these costs, confidential arrangements can be made with the Treasurer and Group Leader. We do not want to see any child miss out due to finances

If you want to pay by cash or cheque please hand it to a leader in a sealed envelope with your family and child's name and payment amount clearly written on the outside of the envelope. Leaders cannot accept cash or cheque payment not enclosed in sealed envelopes


SCOUT FACTS

The generic term for all members of all sections is “Scouts”. Many of our volunteers help because they are parents of a current youth member and were not SCOUTS when they were younger but have learned new skills and made new friends through SCOUTS

Our leaders aren't “superheroes” who know everything, but they are committed “ordinary” parents like you, whom we train to deliver our adventure programme

Our group is growing & we need more leaders, people that care their kids get the most out of life. Please consider becoming a leader, warranted leader’s children do not pay annual fees