Venturers

Our young women and men (14.5 to 18.5yrs) meet at our Den on Thursday nights from 7pm to 9pm. Venturers extend the activities experienced in Scouts using a higher level of self-reliance. Our Unit includes Venturers from Owairaka Sea Scout Group and others, but we operate as one. The Unit Executive runs things under the guidance of the Leader, and all Venturers help in planning and running the programme. Venturer Leaders act as mentors, encouraging leadership from the Venturers themselves.

Weekly meetings often include training in outdoor skills to enable safety on their adventures. They are also expected to include a service component in their activities, both to the Group and the community as a whole.

Our Venturers attend events such as the Moana Rua Zone Founders Camp, Puketāpapa Anzac Day March and Service, sailing regattas and the triennial New Zealand Venture camp. Training, camps, tramps and other activities fill the programme, which is based on the award scheme but with some fun thrown in!

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