Waiuku celebrates 100 years of scouts



Jo Brightwell
Waiuku Scouts encourage everyone to come to the Tamakae Reserve this Saturday, to help celebrate their scouting centenary.
The celebrations begin at 10am, and there will be plenty of activities to enjoy, including a bouncy castle, catapults, tandem bungee, rope bridge, knot tying, pioneering and a blind burma trail. There will even be the chance to row in a cutter, which will be operating in the morning. The Scouts will also have a sausage sizzle going as they are fundraising to go to Jamboree next year.
Scouting began in the Waiuku District in 1915, only seven years after it was founded in New Zealand. Since that time, Waiuku Scouts have grown to be one of New Zealand’s longest running and most popular outdoor recreation organisations. Run by a group of 16 dedicated leaders, the Waiuku Scouts have a strong group of over 80 youth, ranging from six to 17 years of age.
“If you are an old scout we would love to see you and please wear your scarf if you have it. Our youth would love you to come and be a part of our celebrations,” says Group Leader, Jo Brightwell.
Activities will run from 10am to 4pm, with the official cake cutting at 2pm.

For any enquiries, email: waiukuscouting100@gmail.com or contact Jo on (021) 951 320.

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