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This the Scouting Northland website. Scouting is a worldwide movement with over 32 million members in 160 countries. The main focus is the development of young people through adventure so that they may reach their full potential and take a constructive part in Society. There is a philosophy of learning by doing with an emphasis on nature and outdoor activities. Scouts are encouraged to work in teams, take considered risks and think for themselves.


Scouting was founded in England by Lord Robert Baden-Powell of Gilwell, known by Scouts simply as "BP". A former British Army officer who served in India and the Boer War, his first experimental camp was held on Brownsea Island, England in 1907 with 22 boys from all walks of life. He published the "Scouting for Boys" handbook soon after, providing a blueprint for anyone to set up a group. Scouting soon spread throughout Britain, the Commonwealth and many other countries. The first New Zealand group started in 1908.


Over one hundred years later Bear Grylls is the Chief Scout in the United Kingdom and the movement continues to thrive. Many things have evolved and changed but the core values and aims of Scouting remain as relevant today as they have always been. We warmly invite you to join us.