About Us

Orakei Sea Scouts is based on the edge of the beautiful Orakei Basin and has been operating for nearly 75 years, teaching generations of boys and girls a love of the sea and sailing. We offer a welcoming, inclusive and safe environment for young people to learn new skills, introduce them to the great outdoors, develop their individual potential, and feel a sense of pride, confidence and belonging.

As well as our water-based activities which include sailing, rowing and kayaking we offer traditional land scouting activities such as hiking, camping, pioneering and Jamborees.

During the summer we enjoy water based activities such as kayaking, stand up paddle boards, Optimist sailing and use of the cutters. 

During the winter months we focus on skills, sailing tactics, bushcraft and crafts as well as off site adventures such as  go-karting and laser-strike. We also organise ski trips to Mt Ruapehu for all groups and their families.

Orakei Sea Scouts also participates in the Scouting New Zealand activities, including, national scout schools and, of course, the tri-annual National Jamboree. 

Sea Scouts is based upon a rich tradition and is full of opportunities to learn valuable life skills, make life-long friendships and have fun.


We really want to make this scouting group a great place for our kids, and whilst we know everyone is busy, we are a 100% volunteer-run, which means that every parent is expected to help with the group in some way - "many hands make light work!"

When you enroll your child at OSS YOU agree to:

·         Assist as a parent help as per the Roster, as a minimum

·         Help with fundraising (as fees do not cover all costs)

·         Participate in working bees (usually twice a year)

In addition, we need volunteers to lighten the load for all of us to make sure we continue to have a great time.

We have the following volunteer positions available:

It would be great if we could have several people for each role so that no role is too big.


When you apply to join us, you will be asked to tell us your occupation and any other skills or expertise that you could bring to our group, eg building skills, boat maintenance skills, admin skills, event organisation, accounting & committee experience etc


Because we are 100% volunteer-run, if you are not able to commit to this level of involvement, then Orakei Sea Scouts is not for you.

If you have any questions about this, please contact  the Group Leader Contact/Join

Parents, you are an integral part of the Groups success!