We welcome young people between the ages of 5 to 26 and are open to all genders, ethnicities and religions. We are the world’s largest non-formal education institution, serving over 13,000 young people all across New Zealand.
Every week you can expect your young person to spend an evening doing adventurous, fun, active, challenging, and inclusive activities. One night it might be a scavenger hunt around town. On another night, it might be planning a tramping trip. All the fun, adventure, and challenge is designed to help your young persons social, physical and mental, intellectual, character, emotional, and spiritual development.
As a values based membership organisation, we ask everyone to commit to a common set of values. These values are inclusive and designed to support young people on their developmental journey.
We ask everyone to have respect for themselves and others, as well as the environment. We use this commitment to ensure our members have strong positive working relationships and understand how they connect to the environment.
We ask everyone to commit to being trustworthy and tolerant, and to having integrity. For young people this means always doing the ‘right thing’. This value is about encouraging personal responsibility and broader citizenship.
Finally, we ask members to commit to accepting challenges with courage and to be a friend to all. This focuses on helping members use bravery to face tough times, as well connecting with people from different communities.