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.

Parents

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

We are 100% voluntary and self funding.

We are not a kid-sitting service

We are a community, that helps young people to learn positive skills and develop friendships for life.

Parents Charter

– encourage my child to be well behaved

– before they attend, ensure my child is registered on Clubhub and subs are paid (within 3 days)

– ensure all contact and health details on Clubhub are up to date

– ensure all costs are paid promptly – for camps and any other activities (within 3 days of booking on Clubhub)

– I will offer my time to the Group, or if I can not offer time make an appropriate donation.

Volunteer positions

Orakei Sea Scouts, like all scouting groups, is a volunteer and self funding based organisation. We encourage parents, grandparents and other family members to get involved with their children and assist where they can. Each troop is only as good as the people who step up to the challenge so choose a job you’d like to be involved in and come aboard!

The following are a list of volunteer roles needing your help:

– Group Activities – Regattas, Group Camps, Ski Trip

– Events co-ordinator

– Scout leaders

– Cub leaders

– Kea leaders

– Pro-bono lawyer for adhoc legal advice

If you are not able to help out with a specific role then please be aware that we depend upon participation from parents which may include helping with sessions, working bees, fundraising, rostered cleaning and group functions.

There are also weekend activities requiring parental assistance such as races, camps and tramps.

Further details of individual roles are available. Please contact the Group Leader Contact/Join