Scouts visit the Wellington City Council Chambers

On Tuesday evening the Scouts went down the Town Hall, and learnt about what the council does to run the city. Ian McKinnon the deputy mayor showed us around the Mayors office and the decision making centre the council chamber.

We thank Deputy Mayor, Ian McKinnon for his time to show us around.


The Deputy Mayor signed autographs for the scouts


The scouts sitting in the mayors seat


Making an announcement

Best buddies with the GG!

One of our Scout Patrol Leaders, Liam, was invited to attend the Royal Visit recently at Government House in Wellington.  His attendance provided an opportunity for this photo to be taken with Lieutenant General Sir Jerry Mateparae (the GG is Chief Scout in NZ).

It was apparently the only photo taken with a member of the visiting public…  wearing a scout uniform does have its privileges!

– via Andrew

Badges & Awards: discovery and planning

Earning personal achievement badges and working towards section Bronze, Silver and Gold awards is an important part of scouting.  A combination of individual and group effort is needed – along with a good dose of planning.

Fortunately, you aren’t on your own!  Both the cubs and scouts have comprehensive booklets to provide inspiration, motivation and set the achievement targets.

Pick them up on our downloads page, or go directly to the Scout Awards scheme manual or the Cubs Awards scheme manual.