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 attend regattas and pitch our tents for a weekend of fun on the water. Day regattas and inter-troop sailing days help sharpen our sailing skills in between times.
During the winter months we focus on skills, sailing tactics, bushcraft and crafts as well as off site adventures such as shooting, archery, 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. There is also a National Sea Scout Regatta, held the year after the Jamboree, which involves ten days of water activities.
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 :
Keas (6 to 8 year olds) Monday – 1700 – 1800hrs
Cubs (8 to 10 year olds) Tuesday – 1830 – 2000hrs
Scouts (10 to 15 year olds) Wed/ Thurs – 1830 – 2030hrs
- be aware that some Scout nights start at 1800 during summer so that there is time to prep the boats (check with your leader).