Kaukapakapa Scouts

As members of Scouts New Zealand, we are proud to be New Zealand’s Leading and Preferred Youth Movement and a recognized Educational Organization. The Group also acts as an operating authority for The Young New Zealanders’ Challenge Award, formerly known as the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

The Kaukapakapa Group has been operating within the District for more than forty years. The structured educational programme based on the outdoors, developing life skills and community awareness. Weekly sessions following school terms, open to both boys and girls aged between 5 1/2 years to 18 years


The Group is run entirely by volunteers. Warranted Scout Leaders are supported by a Parents Support Group who meet monthly, assisting the Group Leader with the administration of the Group

Fund Raising

The Support Group run two main fund raising activities a year. A Trivial Pursuit night in the middle of the year and a Multi Sport around October or November. The funds raised from these are used to subsidize activities of the youth members. For special events, the sections will also occasionally carry out fund raising activities. As parents your support with the above is required

Trivial Pursuit

Rodney Coast Challenge

Makarau Scout Camp

Makarau Scout Camp is a back to basics camp, only 15 minutes North of downtown Kaukapakapa

It was acquired by Scouts New Zealand in 1961. The Kaukapakapa Scout Group has maintained and re-built the campsite to excellent standards over the years

Scouting New Zealand

As members of Scouting New Zealand the Group is established and protected by an enactment of the Legislature of New Zealand entitled “The Scout Association of New Zealand Act 1956”. As such all our Adult Leaders hold an Leaders Warrant from Scouts New Zealand and have undergone training and Police vetting before being allowed to work with the youth members. In accepting their Warrants they have also agreed to abide by the policies of the Association and to attend further training as offered

Organisational Groups

The Group is under the control of the Group Leader assisted by the various Section Leaders and the Parent Support Group

The Uniformed Section Leaders are responsible for the development and running of the various Section programmes and activities and are answerable to the Group Leader

The Parent support committee which meets monthly is responsible for assisting the Group Leader with the administration of the Group. They are responsible for funding, collecting fees, promoting the Group and assisting the Section Leaders in any way they can to run their programmes

Scouting New Zealand is SportsMark accredited