The Awatuna Sea Scout Group was formed in 1972, operating a small troop of 10 scouts. We grew quickly and by 1980 had established a Scout Hall at Waiake Beach in Torbay. Today the Awatuna programme supports over 70 young people in three units: Keas, Cubs, and Scouts, with 12 warranted leaders and an active committee to support them.
Scouting is a growing world wide youth movement with over 25 million members and over 18,000 in New Zealand. Scouting focuses on young people from 6 to 26 years of age and provides them with opportunities for fun and adventure as well as helping them to develop skills, gain self-confidence and learn teamwork and initiative. The New Zealand programme is broken in to five age units; Keas (ages 6-8), Cubs (ages 8-10), Scouts (ages 10-15), Venturers (15-19), and Rovers (ages 19-26). Scouts groups are supported by a Group Committee made up of interested parents and other adults in the community. As Scouts gain maturity and experience, they are encouraged to take on more responsibility for organising and overseeing their own activities.
Our program offers a wide range of water activites, including swimming, kayaking, sailing, and power boating, as well as traditional scouting outdoor activies such as camping, hiking.