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.
Our groups meet during the school terms
Winter (School Terms 2 & 3)
Keas, 5 to 8 years old (School years 1 to 3) : Monday – 6 to 7 pm
Cubs, 7 to 11 years old (School years 3 to 6): Thursday – 6.30pm to 8pm
Scouts, 10 to 15 years old (School years 6 to 11): Wednesday –6.30pm to 8pm
Summer (School Terms 1 & 4)
Keas, 5 to 8 years old (school years 1 to 3): Monday – 6pm to 7pm
Cubs, 7 to 11 years old (school years 3 to 6): Thursday – 6pm to 8pm
Scouts, 10 to 15 years old (school years 6 to 11): 6pm to 8pm